O young and fearless Prophet
O young and fearless Prophet. Samuel Ralph Harlow* (1885-1972).
To appreciate this prophetic text more fully, it is helpful to explore the writings of S. Ralph Harlow, a tireless advocate for social justice, world peace, race relations, and human rights in the context of his day. He was a pedagogical revolutionary in his biblical courses with young people, insisting that the Bible should speak directly to the realities of his current age:
The only religion with which [young people] seem especially sympathetic is conscience in action, the building of a better social order, the vision of a new world in which justice, peace and brotherhood will cease to be mere words and become incarnate...
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