Religion: Between Mountain & Plain

The world of 20th century Protestantism is divided by a vast, sloping, natural barrier, more oppressive in its way than the well-posted boundary lines of denominations. At one extreme, pressed against the plain, are the disciples of the "liberal" theology, men suspicious of absolutes and friendly to change; their energies are thrown into the struggle for a better world and they like the Sermon on the Mount best when it is translated into free soup kitchens or psychiatric counseling. High on the mountain above them are their theological archenemies, the "orthodox" and the "neo-orthodox"; clustered around their patriarch, Swiss Theologian Karl...

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