Beyond Belief

Discovering Christianity's New Paradigm

Clinton C. Gardner

When Clint Gardner first attended Rosenstock-Huessy’s classes at Dartmouth College in the 1940s, the younger man was astounded by what he heard: his professor spoke passionately about God in a secular way, translating Christianity into contemporary terms so that it could speak to people who had outgrown “church” language that was still prevalent in the 1930’s. In fact, Rosenstock-Huessy was one of a group of early 20th century German writers whose retranslation of tradition continues continues to reverberate and propel profound changes in thinking among both clergy and laity alike. Part memoir, part philosophy, BEYOND BELIEF introduces readers to what Gardner sees as Rosenstock-Huessy’s down-to-earth spirituality and one man’s discovery of its power in his life.