One of the better publications that crosses my desk is the Union Seminary Quarterly Review. Like some of the readers of CHRISTIANITY TODAY I am a “freeloader”; the Review is passed on to me by a friend. I cannot say, however, that this lessens my pleasure or profit in the reading.
An issue which you simply must read is that of May, 1962. If the editors of the Review would care for my advice, I would like to suggest that this particular issue be put out in book or booklet form. The issue carries articles by James Muilenburg, John Knox, Robert T. Handy, Edmund A. Steimle, Wilhelm Pauck, Roger L. Shinn, and Daniel D. Williams. All these names gathered in one issue of any publication would insure its success, and just for good measure there is a book review (“An Assembly of Solemn Noises”) by Robert McAfee Brown which could serve as the last word for anyone who wants to know how to write a book review.
Interest in this issue involves more than just interest in the authorities who have written, however, and this is the reason why the issue of last May is still “current” in religious thought; these men of Union Seminary have been led to write on subjects of perennial interest which are always “current.” Under the aegis of a man named Thomas Laws and the Student Worship Committee of the seminary, these men gave informal lectures, which were taperecorded for publication, on such subjects as “What I Believe It Means to be Saved,” “What I Believe About the Activity of the Holy Spirit,” “What I Believe About the Way God Answers Prayer,” and “What I Believe About Life After Death.”
The discussions and the articles grew out of a sense of need ...1
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