Concordia Theological Monthly

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karl heim, space, time, scientific, universe, secularism, christian

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Such is the secularism of our century and our society that whoever today wishes to raise the question of God must first find someone interested. Theology in our time is largely a talking of priests and theologians to themselves and a handful of philosophers. Religion is universally tolerated and widely ignored; occasionally it is discussed-dispassionately. But the rest is silence. Rare indeed is the person who now takes religion seriously enough to denounce it. The militant atheist and the anticlerical of earlier ages are gone, and in their place is the serene secularist, secure in the conviction "that he alone has returned to the solid ground of reality and that the rest of us are still pursuing chimeras which have long since lost their significance."


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars