All good criticism should be judged the way art is. You shouldn’t read it the way you read history or science.
The history of Christianity, therefore, must be of concern to all who are interested in the record of man and particularly to all who seek to understand the contemporary human scene.
We live in an era with no historical precedents. History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us understand current changes.
History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.