The following two articles appeared in Christianity and Crisis on September 16, 1946. They both reflect on America’s relations with the Soviet Union post-World War II and try to develop a Christian approach to this challenge.
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Reinhold NiebuhrOctober 20, 2021
Reporting from Switzerland in 1946, John C. Bennett offered brief observations about starvation and turmoil in Europe and comments on how America cannot “relax in the midst of its abundance.” But he mostly focuses on the emerging World Council of Churches (WCC).
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & John C. BennettSeptember 29, 2021
Three decades after the Cold War’s end, do we still need a nuclear arsenal today? Edward Ifft thinks not and in Christianity Today urges his fellow Christians to believe likewise. Peter Feaver, William Inboden, and Michael Singh disagree.
Peter Feaver & William Inboden & Michael SinghJune 8, 2020
Formal religious adherence is declining, but America’s longtime religious self-identity as a lodestar of democratic responsibility in the world continues unabashed.
Mark TooleyFebruary 28, 2020
In this article, originally published on July 26, 1943, in Christianity and Crisis, John C. Bennett praises the document “The Church and International Reconstruction” issued by the World Council of Churches. He notes that it unequivocally supports public engagement by the Church, organized worldwide political interaction, and consistent condemnation of national shortcomings for all countries, not merely those most culpable.
Christianity & Crisis MagazineMay 10, 2018
This article about the contrasting attitudes of the Church during World War I and II was originally published in Christianity…
Christianity & Crisis MagazineSeptember 14, 2017