Across the years John Mackay, president emeritus of Princeton Seminary, has been a strong advocate of Christian unity. In an essay in this issue, however, he poses some hard questions for the proponents of COCU. We note with interest that the United Church of Christ is questioning the whole concept of COCU, asking whether perhaps it should be scrapped entirely.

Robert Niklaus’s article on the drama of Zaire’s (Congo) Super-Church points up the perils to religious liberty that arise when determined churchmen seek to establish an ecclesiastical hegemony to which numerous other Christians are opposed. The deeply-implicated World Council of Churches may, in the long run, lose more than it could gain. The Zaire situation recalls the truth that a “man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.”

Paul Szto’s timely discussion of the Chinese Communist Mind merits wide reading; the Christian who wants to bring the Gospel to China must learn about the Chinese mentality and traditional factors that influence Chinese thinking. One of the requirements for effective evangelism of Red China is to see the Chinese as they see themselves, and to devise a pre-evangelism strategy that will help to open this closed door.

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