Religion: The Fatal Cushion

To the sightseeing eyes of Dr. Alec Vidler, editor of the Anglo-Catholic British monthly, Theology, the "religiousness" of the U.S. appears "appalling." In the current issue of Christianity and Crisis, visiting churchman Vidler reported:

"The first thing that has struck me is that America is now much more religious than Britain. People here go to church much more, and I am told that church attendance has tended to increase since the end of the war. Your churches appear to be flourishing institutions, and they strike me, even if they do not strike you, as fabulously opulent."

Did the comparative prosperity of...

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