The original article, Hunsinger's "Barth, Barmen, and the Confessing Church Today" appeared in the journal "Katallegete" in the 1985 issue, raising the question for many Christians: is our time a "status confessionis"? By the Fall 1987 issue, many Christians responded across denominational and other lines: Hehmann, Berrigan, Cochrane, deGruchy, Cos, Stackhouse, Hellwig, Gritsch, Hauerwas, MacEoin and Yoder. Besides those essays, a feature of the volume is the photography of the Barmen church where the "Confession" was signed in May 1934. The present church was built after the original church was destroyed by Allied bombings in 1943. The volume also includes a facsimile of the final typescript of the Declaration, edited by Karl Barth, with the signatures of Barth, Asmussen, Putz, Beckmann, and Obendiek, and many of Thomas Merton's calligraphies. The issues raised in "Katallegete" 1985 and 1987 are no less germane now in view of the events in Eastern Europe and the Persian Gulf. Individuals and institutions concerned with the meaning of the "Barmen Confession" in the 1930's and its relevance for the Church in the 20th century should find this book of interest.