Religion: What Hope?

Theologians, churchmen and their followers are getting set for a high-level hassle in August, when the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches meets in Evanston, 111 . Main theme of the Assembly: "Christ, the Hope of the World." European Protestant theologians, it is expected, will insist that the Hope is only in the strictly Biblical Second Coming of Christ and the End of the World, a theory that ecumenical Americans tend to leave to the fundamentalists and Adventist sects. Against this view many U.S. theologians will probably maintain that the Hope...

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