Our Christmas issue features some straight talk by the well-known preacher on the “International Lutheran Hour,” Dr. Oswald C. J. Hoffmann. Also there are the thoughtful discussion of the doctrine of the Virgin Birth by David H. Wallace and an editorial examining the relation of the Christmas observance and family life.

Speaking of holidays, Philip Edgcumbe Hughes discusses in “Current Religious Thought” the proposal to fix the date for the observance of Easter.

The article by Rachel H. King is a personal account of a remarkable theological journey via such institutions as Smith College and Chicago and Yale Divinity Schools.

Circulation this issue 211,046 copies.

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