Here is a list of the religious books to be published between now and next September—organized in 20 subject categories
Modern existentialist theologians insist that revelation can occur only in a moment of personal encounter, and they therefore have trouble maintaining the value of the Book. Since the value of books depends ultimately on the character of the Book, the existentialist position carries a devaluation of books. For if books convey only impersonal ideas so that in reading minds meet only in an abstract encounter, the value of books is accordingly depreciated. If indeed God cannot in any real sense meet man in the Book, neither can men meet men in books. Books, in such a view, lose their essential human character and interest.
For our part, we will retain our evaluation of the Book, cling to our belief that a book is a window on a person, and proceed to inform our readers of the religious books to be published between now and next September that will reveal what is going on in the thought and life of the Church.
The following titles are selected from the materials kindly provided by many publishers. The categories will aid the reader in his attempt to keep abreast of a particular field of need and interest.
APOLOGETICS, PHILOSOPHY, SCIENCE: Abingdon will publish Readings in Christian Thought by H. T. Kerr; Eerdmans, The Church and Learning by Q. Breen and Creative Minds in Contemporary Theology by P. Hughes; Fortress, God and Man: In the Thought of Hamann by W. Leibrecht; Helicon, The Religious Self and Philosophy by L. Dupre and The Meaning of History by H. Marrou; Lippincott, God Beyond Doubt by G. MacGregor; McGraw-Hill, Summa Theologiae, Volumes 18. 42, 46, and 60, by St. Thomas Aquinas; David McKay, The Road ...1
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