From the Winter, 1993 issue of Touchstone

Is <title>In Stillness Tried by James Hitchcock

In Stillness Tried

Christianity in the ’90s

History is always full of uncertainties, and perhaps that is the only unchanging lesson which it teaches. Both God's providence and human freedom mean, among other things, that the future is never merely projected on a straight line from the present.

But the 1990s seem perhaps more uncertain than any time since 1945, and seldom in the memory of most living people is there less obvious assurance as to where the world is going.

Often society seems to be simply carried along by the overwhelming power of events, to which human beings must somehow adapt, which they can barely hope to affect, much less to control. During the 1930s the reality of economic depression dominated everything, and the first half of the 19 . . .


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