Readers will find a new sequence of contents in this first issue for 1964. Our News section now appears on the last pages, following rather than preceding Books in Review and the Minister’s Workshop. Featured in the News section are a preview of the Pope’s trip to the Holy Land and a report on the sixth triennial assembly of the National Council of Churches held in Philadelphia.

A chemist from a Lutheran college weighs the theological implications of the attempts of scientists to produce a living cell in a laboratory test tube (p. 3).

“God reveals God,” say the confrontationalists. “But,” says a Baptist theologian, “no pronouncements backed by reddened necks and dilated eyes should deter us from inquiring whether this is all that the term revelation carries for Christians” (p. 8).

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