Atheists: Two Kinds of Humanism

For the past three years, a surprisingly amiable intellectual dialogue between Christians and Marxist atheists has been under way in Europe. Although there are few domestic Communists around who are worth debating, U.S. theologians are showing interest in joining the discussion — even if they have to import a Communist. Thus Manhattan's Union Theological Seminary, the Harvard Divinity School and Jesuit-run St. Louis University were among the dozen institutions that played host to Roger Garaudy, the chief theoretician of the French Communist Party, while he was on a brief U.S. lecture...

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