Here is a résumé of significant religious developments during 1960 as reported by CHRISTIANITY TODAY news correspondents, Religious News Service, Evangelical Press Service, and Christian News Report:

EVANGELISM: Billy Graham and associates witnessed heartwarming response during a 10-week evangelistic trek of Africa and a five-week tour through Germany and Switzerland. In West Berlin, 25,000 students heard Graham’s plea for Christian commitment.

THEOLOGY: The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches recommended adoption of a Trinitarian statement of faith … The drift of Continental neo-orthodoxy from Barth and Brunner to Bultmann and a renaissance of liberalism, was brought into clear focus by CHRISTIANITY TODAY.

MORALITY: Preoccupation with sex, already at an all-time high, continued with the encouragement of books, magazines, films, and television programs … Alcoholism, with 5,000,000 U. S. victims, loomed an ever-greater domestic problem. So did the rising national crime rate, which continued to outpace the population increase.

ECUMENICITY: The Archbishop of Canterbury, world’s ranking Anglican, spent 45 historic minutes with Pope John XXIII at the Vatican … Stated Clerk Eugene Carson Blake of the United Presbyterian Church in the U. S. A. personally proposed a merger of four or more of America’s largest denominational groups … Dedication of the 19-story Interchurch Center in New York City highlighted trend toward geographical centralization of Protestant administrative activities … The 2,250,000-member American Lutheran Church was formed out of a three-way merger.

MISSIONS: Political upheavals set back missionary activity at scattered points across the globe. Hardest hit was Congo … The Presbyterian Church in Korea, ...

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