Religion: Seed of the Church

Four men knocked on the door of the parsonage at Vedersoe, in Denmark's western Jutland. Pastor Kaj Munk was telephoning a friend. He said: "The Germans have come for me." Then he hung up. It was the second time in five months that the invader had laid hands on Denmark's most outspoken anti-Nazi pamphleteer and preacher, who is also the country's foremost poet and playwright (TIME, Sept. 27). The first time the Germans held him two months, sent him home with instructions to confine his preaching to tiny Vedersoe, keep his political views to himself. Said Kaj Munk: "If for fear...

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