Douglas, Lloyd C: Disputed Passage V 1, 11 Mar 2010
Disputed Passage is an intelligent study of the conflict between amoral pure science and human spiritual values, as told through the relationship of two men of science and the oriental girl who changes-their lives and philosophies.
Idealism vs. Practicality.- In the course of his education, Beaven is torn between two philosophies: the cold pragmatism of Dr. Forster and the humanistic attitudes of kindly Dr. Cunningham. The crisis within Beaven comes to a head when he must choose between his career and his impending marriage to Audrey Hilton. A literally explosive climax in war-torn China brings the story to a logical and satisfying solution.