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June 2001:
"Evangelical Witness in a Modern Medium"

from Collection 8, box x, folder x from PHOTO FILE: Christianity Today

The first issue of Christianity Today featured an article by Billy Graham. The copy of the magazine to the left was autographed by four of the magazine's original five editors. The above photograph was taken of the editors of Christianity Today on February 15, 1956. From left to right: Larry Ward, managing editor; L. Nelson Bell, executive editor and father-in-law of Billy Graham; Carl F. H. Henry, editor and theologian; J. Marcellus Kik, associate editor; and George Burnham, news editor.

Christianity Today has been serving as an "Evangelical witness in a modern medium" from its premiere issue in October 1956 thru the present. The records of Christianity Today International in Collection 8 consist of correspondence, minutes of board meetings, financial reports, press releases, memos, scrapbooks, photographs, audio tapes, filmstrips, phonograph records, slides and other material mostly from 1954 to 1976. The records relate to the founding of the magazine and a wide range of religious, social, and political issues. Specific items of interest include correspondence to and/or from L. Nelson Bell, Carl Henry, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Martin Luther King, Jr., Karl Barth, Paul Tillich, C. S. Lewis and Oral Roberts.

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