Religion: Can Protestantism Win?

The hard-hitting owner-editor of the Christian Century had a lot on his mind. Charles Clayton Morrison decided to write a series of articles on the challenging theme, "Can Protestantism Win America?"* This week, in the second installment, came a startling if partial answer: "Protestantism has given no convincing evidence that, in its present state, it is able to . . . awaken a vital response to the realities of the Christian gospel."

In terms of sheer nose-counting, the Protestant churches still show a slight percentage gain over population increase. But, says Churchman Morrison,...

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