“We have,” said an exuberant campaign orator in the recent campaign, “the moral leadership of the world. The whole world trusts in our devotion to freedom and expects us to save mankind from totalitarianism.” That is how we see ourselves, at least in our more complacent moods. The world does not see us as we see ourselves.
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Reinhold NiebuhrDecember 7, 2021
As part of a series of reports from different countries in the fall of 1946, Christianity and Crisis published articles by M. Searle Bates and Henry P. Van Dusen on China. These reveal the situation of Christianity in the country and America’s foreign policy challenge in East Asia.
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Mark MeltonSeptember 8, 2021
Toward the end of World War II, Americans contemplated the possibility of “world government” to prevent another catastrophe, especially after the United States dropped atomic bombs on Japan.
Christianity & Crisis MagazineJune 21, 2021
In this article originally published by Christianity and Crisis on March 18, 1946, Charles W. Gilkey warns Americans not to worry that helping people abroad will make them “suckers.”
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Mark MeltonApril 29, 2021
Published in Christianity and Crisis 75 years ago on March 18, 1946, the speech offers the future Secretary of State Dulles’ insights and recommendations for how the United States should utilize the newly established United Nations. Readers today can learn from how the great statesman saw the world as it dragged itself out of the ruins of a total war.
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & John Foster Dulles & Mark MeltonMarch 12, 2021
Quoting Romans 12:20, the message to feed and help the enemy is simple, but oftentimes the simplest command can be the hardest to fulfill. So the reminder is always timely in every age.
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Reinhold NiebuhrFebruary 12, 2021
The Storming of the US Capitol reveals a shift from a primarily conservative and faith-driven religious right to an increasingly revolutionary and post-religious right.
Tobias CremerJanuary 27, 2021
After Japan’s surrender 75 years ago, McCulloch implored Christians and governments to affirm “the dignity of the human person as the image of God” because this principle could determine the world’s fate.
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Mark MeltonSeptember 2, 2020
“It was inevitable that the final surrender of Japan, ending the costliest war of human history, should be greeted with a delirium of joy all over the world, and in America particularly.”
Reinhold Niebuhr & Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Mark MeltonAugust 28, 2020