This paper makes a brief survey of the present position of the Christian and Muslim populations in Africa, and discusses the future prospects for the winning. of Muslims to Christ. It adopts a Christian missionary standpoint, and not the neutral position which its title suggests.
Since time immemorial, man as a religious being has been preoccupied with the form and meaning of events which chronologically lie ahead of him. The biblical prophets, Hellenic oracles, ancient and modern astrologers, the cargo cult adherents, all seem to have this in common.
""Liberation and"" Revolution"" are no longer the dominant slogans in the with-it culture which they were two years ago. If our concern were to join - or to resist - a fad, we would need to test in which churches and cultures the theme is still lively, and to develop a theological critique of faddism. That would not be an unworthy activity, especially since "" Peace"" is also one of the words recently cheapened in the marketplace.