Religion: The Crisis

Christianity's foreign missions today face the "greatest crisis of [their] history," according to Dean Listen, Pope of Yale Divinity School in the current Christianity and Crisis. The main trouble is neither lack of funds nor manpower, but the "political, economic and racial revolutions in many parts of the world."

"It is clear," writes Dean Pope, "that mission activities will continue in China only at the tolerance of the Communist authorities." Under such conditions, "the missions will almost certainly collapse, in one way or another.

"India has become politically independent, and there are great waves of unrest and portents of early struggles for independence...

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