With this issue of CHRISTIANITY TODAY we come to the end of our summer publishing schedule and resume publication of the magazine every second week. The September 25 issue will contain the annual index. In October we commence our fifteenth year, grateful to God for his daily provision and for the increasing usefulness of the magazine.
In the current issue I have sought to highlight the invasion of the Church by alien viewpoints that have sapped its strength, diluted its message, and curtailed its missionary outreach. John Alexander, president of Inter-Varisty Christian Fellowship, has an important word for college freshmen as they plunge into the exciting world of academia for the first time. Professor Batson demonstrates the contemporaneity of John Bunyan’s work and what profit can accrue to those who carefully read what he has written. His works have a timelessness about them. The second part of “The Hegelian Dialectic in Theology” appears. Its importance cannot be overestimated. Because much of contemporary thought is, consciously or unconsciously, indebted to its presuppositions, it needs to be understood. We have also excerpted a short section from a new book by Francis A. Schaeffer, whose penetrating analyses of this revolutionary age have had a profound effect on thinking people everywhere.
We covet for our readers strength, purpose, and tenacity as they begin their fall activities and as their churches return to full operating schedules.1
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