'The Restless Quest' is a collection of essays by Julian N. Hartt. These essays came out of Dr. Hartt's teaching and ministerial experiences; most are the results of years of observation and reflection. Throughout them he applies a persistent and coherent position to a variety of theological topics.
Dr. Hartt shows us that not all traditional Christian beliefs have been liquidated by secularist presumption or liberal construction. Because of his very lucid writing, it is not necessary to learn first what Barth, Tillich, Bultmann, or their disciples have said. He further illustrates that there are ways of doing theology in the context of American life and the American church that do not perpetuate the myth that all theological styles necessarily derive from Germany or Denmark.
Julian N. Hartt writes:
"God's forgiveness is truly wonderful; he has everlastingly in view the renewal of a human resolution to walk ever in more Godly ways. Practice in this will not bring in the kingdom of God, no matter how inspired and unsparing the practice is. It will help, it will surely help, self and others to learn what that kingdom is all about. For as Christ is our pioneer and our warrant, that kingdom is the prize and joy of all desiring."
Julian Hartt Jonathan R. Wilson
Julian Norris Hartt is a graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University, Garrett Theological Seminary, Northwestern University (M.A.), and Yale University (Ph.D.). From 1932-34, Dr. Hartt served as a minister of United Methodist churches in South Dakota. He has taught theology and philosophy at Berea College (1940-43) and Yale University (1943-53) and was Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale (1953-72). Hartt is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He is the author of numerous articles, essays, and books including 'Humanism Versus Theism', 'Toward a Theology of Evangelism', 'Being Known and Being Revealed', 'A Christian Critique of American Culture', and 'Theology and the Church in the University'.