Religion: In Troublous Times

On a raft in the Pacific with Eddie Rickenbacker's shipwrecked airmen, Lieut. James C. Whittaker saw the stirrings of a national movement. "We all saw Johnny reading his Bible, his freckled face solemn as an owl's and the sun glinting on his red hair," he wrote in his new book We Thought We Heard the Angels Sing. "No one kidded him."

What Johnny and many another soldier was doing, civilians back home were doing, too. Under the stress of war, people were turning to religion. One sign was a definite rise during the past year...

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