A New Year’s resolution to expound the eschatological teachings of the Bible more often might well be made by many ministers. Michael Green demonstrates the enduring relevance of this theme in a refreshing article beginning on the opposite page. In the doctrine of Christian hope, he says, we have an intelligible answer to the modern quest for purpose.

Leading churchmen select the most historic event of the year (page 45).

The distinguished world head of the Salvation Army, General Frederick Coutts, recalls the founding of that great Christian movement and describes its contemporary outreach (page 6).

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