by Clifford A. Cole
Faith has two aspects. The first we shall call the passive aspect in which faith is seen as the body of beliefs and assumptions which are passed on by society from generation to generation. The individual who grows up in the faith assimilates and accepts the way of life into which he is born.
The second is the dynamic aspect. Man has agency; he not only accepts the faith of his inherited culture, but he has the power to move out on new frontiers beyond the charted way. In so doing, he may change his culture and direct it toward the Kingdom of God. In this book we have tried to point out the importance of both these aspects.
It is our hope that courageous men and women of our time will arise to grasp the outstretched hand of God, knowing that faith in God is not outgrown; it is the very essence of life itself.