Today my History of American Evangelicalism course at Messiah College is reading chapter three today in Molly Worthen’s stimulating treatment of post-war evangelicalism: Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism. (Stay tuned for some forthcoming “Office Hours” episodes covering the book).
Much of chapter three focuses on Christianity Today, the flagship periodical of the neo-evangelical movement. So this morning I went to the Messiah College library and asked the librarian if I could borrow the original issue of the magazine. (Thanks, Michael Rice!) It was published in October 1956.
When I tweeted the picture below, one of the current CT editors, Ted Olsen, responded:
@JohnFea1 @MollyWorthen @CTmagazine @jwilson1812 That copy is in good shape! (And see, CT’s been talking bout climate change since issue 1)
— Ted Olsen (@tedolsen) November 19, 2014
John, have you ever seen Billy Graham's original proposal for CT? As a historian, I think you'd find it interesting. I'll tell you a story about it sometime.