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.

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James Hitchcock is Professor emeritus of History at St. Louis University in St. Louis. He and his late wife Helen have four daughters. His most recent book is the two-volume work, The Supreme Court and Religion in American Life (Princeton University Press, 2004). He is a senior editor of Touchstone.

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