Concordia Theological Monthly

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religion, communism, faith, communist, atheism, christian, christianity, engels, lenin, marx, antireligious, atheistic

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In his book Communism and Christ, Charles W. Lowry contends that we are living in a new religious age. As evidence he points to the post-World War II popular religious revival, to what he calls "a new priesthood" set up by psychiatry, to the influence of existential thought in philosophy and theology (consider Paul Tillich), and to the "collective neurosis" brought on by the crisis and anxieties of our hydrogen-missile age. "The final and conclusive proof that we have entered into a new religious era Lowry perceived in the expansion and menace of the "new universal salvation religion - Communism."


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Romans 2:16; Acts 19:24-41; 1 Timothy 6:6-15; Ephesians 6:6; Titus 2:9-10; Romans 13:1-5; Ephesians 5:22-23; 1 Timothy 2:11-12; 1 Corinthians 14:34-35; Matthew 20:18-19;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars