The essay beginning on the opposite page is an authoritative analysis of Christian activity in Communist China. It will continue in the next issue (July 30), which will be devoted to a comprehensive survey of Christianity in Asia. The author, George N. Patterson, who lives in Hong Kong, is a distinguished Scottish journalist and contributor to internationally known newspapers and magazines.

Much Protestant theology, and perhaps an increasing amount of Roman Catholic theology, rests on the presuppositions of form criticism. Dr. Pinnock (page 12) aims to expose weaknesses in the form critical argument and offers an alternative methodology.

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