Religion: Two Faiths

Is it possible to be both a Communist and a Christian? Or must every convert who cleaves to one hate the other?

In a short book published this week, a Presbyterian minister from socialist New Zealand has done his best to bring two strong faiths—Marxism and Christianity —within hailing distance of each other. But Alexander Miller's The Christian Significance of Karl Marx (Macmillan; $1.75) is not likely to convert many Christians to Communism.

Author Miller, who was in charge of churches in London's dockland area in 1938 and who survived the blitz as a pastor in the thoroughly bombed borough of Stepney, has...

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