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The Message of the Unknown Freedom Fighter

“Be not afraid but speak, and hold not thy peace.” Acts 18:9 When during World War I the first Negro soldier arrived at the Western Front and when Lenin, father of Bolshevik Communism, ascended the Czar’s throne, a new chapter opened in the history of Europe. The Age of Europe was closed. Everywhere colonies became independent and […]

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Book Reviews

Communism, Democracy and Catholic Power, by Paul Blanshard. Published by Beacon Press, Boston, Mass. 340 pp. This is a valuable book. Its argument is well documented, and the notes reflect wide sources of information. Written by the well-known author of American Freedom and Catholic Power (reviewed in a previous issue of Torch and Trumpet), the book gains […]

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Christian Communism or Christian Charity?

Among the many popular misconceptions of historic Christianity there is the vague notion that originally Christianity was communistic in its intent and practice. Hence we often hear the “community of goods” of Acts 2:44 and 4:32, which was purely local, voluntary, temporary, and occasional, referred to as “Christian Communism.” For an orthodox believer such talk sounds […]

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Barbara von dec Heydt, author of the book Candles Behind the Wall, an Eerdman’s publication in 1993, lives in Germany as an American journalist who reported European news on US, Canadian and Australian television from 1984 to 1989. She was a presidential appointee to the White House Office of Public Liaison (1981), having served at […]

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