Difficulties For Christian Belief - Edited by R. P. C. [Richard Patrick Crosland] HansonMacmillan & Co., 1967, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded.
From the cover: “This book is thrown designedly into the vast gulf that yawns between lecture-room and pulpit, in the hope that its debris may contribute towards building up a causeway across that gulf. The writers of it think that there is no field of Christian thought where help is more needed. The book is addressed to two different groups, clergy who tend not to see any difficulties for Christian belief and students interested in theology who tend to see nothing else. The essays in it endeavour to deal honestly with the difficulties which do, in truth, face Christian belief today. They are intended to rouse from complacency any who think that commending Christianity in the nineteen-sixties is a simple, straightforward affair, demanding no more than a statement in plain terms of the traditional gospel. And they are intended to show the radically minded that even professional theologians can be as radically minded as they, and though they may not know all the answers they have at any rate thought of most of the objections. But the book is also intended to convey a conviction that Christianity does not consist only of objections, but that there are positive and constructive reasons for believing in it and that no one need despair of either belief or the means of commending belief. It is not afraid of looking at what is uncertain for contemporary Christianity, but it does not stop with the uncertainties.”