The Evanston Report, the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches, 1954

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For years to come this official volume will be the single indispensable source book of what happened at the Evanston Assembly. Complete and detailed, the report is well proportioned among description, reports and statistics. A narrative account gives the color and "feel" of the great assembly, highlighting the many memorable moments. Here, too, are the final resolutions, interspersed with pertinent excerpts of the discussion, which give a tape-recording fidelity and greatly enliven the text. The first four chapters of the book give a picture of the World Council as a global enterprise and a going concern as of Aug. 15, 1954, when its Second Assembly opened. The last three chapters of Dr Nichols' book summarize magnificently the thinking of the assembly ... No one will be able fully to appreciate the findings and results of that historic Assembly, whatever they may be, without understanding the background as it is here given. It will remain of permanent value, not only as an historical record, but as a source book for future studies.

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Contents

THE MESSAGE page
1
THE STRUCTURE OF THE ASSEMBLY
11
THE NARRATIVE ACCOUNT
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