I --London is an example of the modern world, which
has little desire for God or the Church. Modern work equally robs workers of a fulfilling
vocation. The plight of the workmen is compared with that of the unemployed.
II -- The spiritual identity of the Church is
contrasted with the fallen present. The pseudo-Christian identity of British
imperialism is one example of the Church always building, always decaying in its cycle of
obedience and disobedience. The loss of parish is another example.
III -- This section adopts a prophetic voice that
judges the modern world and its business of distraction and that looks to the Church's
dependence on its true maker, God.
IV -- Nehemiah's experience reminds us of the
conditions of building.
V -- Along with Nehemiah, the Church prays for
protection from its modern enemies.
VI -- Why the modern world doesn't understand its
Christian past and why it attempts to deny it.
VII -- A history of religion: animism, theism,
monotheism, the Incarnation of Christ ("a moment in time and of time"); and
VIII -- The Roman Catholic Church ("Peter the
Hermit") and the Medieval period show why the Crusades were not originally sinful.
IX -- Why the Church's public worship should be an
occasion of joy and creativity. Likewise, why one should worship with the whole person,
body and soul.
X -- Why we have sufficient light and need not be
obsessed with the "Mystery of Iniquity." Praise for God's great light amidst the