Religion: Buchmanism Renewed

Monks in tail coats, friars traveling in Pullman cars, Franciscans on house-parties —anomalous in a mechanistic age yet curiously understandable are a band who call themselves ''The Groups" and "A First Century Christian Fellowship." Begun some 13 years ago by Rev. Frank Nathan Daniel Buchman, a Lutheran minister who became Y. M. C. A. secretary at Pennsylvania State College, the movement gained its impetus at that theological-philosophical hothouse, Oxford University. In the U. S. its progress was for a time viewed by many a religious...

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