Religion: The Civilized Christian

Calvinist Theologian Emil Brunner of Switzerland knows that "Christianity and Civilization" is a big subject. He does not even believe that there has ever been such a thing as a Christian civilization. "What is usually called by that name," he says, "is a compromise between Christian and non-Christian forces." But he chose to tackle the subject because he feels that no civilization can rightly be called "human" that is not based upon Christianity.

Brunner's first series of Gifford lectures was delivered at Scotland's St. Andrews University in 1947, and published last year. Published last week was his second series of lectures—Christianity and...

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