T+TINE French have a weakness 1 for manifestoes, and will manifest you on any subject under the sun. The Mission of the Church in the World is a remarkable example of this Gallic characteristic. The brothers Relit', trumpet-tongued, give a mighty call to action in foreign and home missions, backed up by an invigorating programme. What makes this book so exciting is the breadth of vision of its authors and their profound understanding of the Church's needs.
True, their views are coloured by the situation in France-we do not have the same gulf between the clergy and working classes, but their general conclusions are still valid.
ERIC COLLEDGE'S introduction to The Mediaeval Mystics of England is a lengthy essay in which he gives a most instructive and readable account of the English mystics. This is followed by well-chosen excerpts from some of the chief of them, sufficiently long to give the reader a chance to savour them.