Religion: The Faith of a Jew

Franz Werfel is a Jew who writes so much like a Christian (Embezzled Heaven, The Song of Bernadette) that he has more than once had to deny that he is a convert. In Between Heaven & Earth (Philosophical Library, $3), published last week, Czech Author Werfel (now living in California) for the first time discusses his deep religious faith.

Although he believes that Christ's teaching "towers star-high," and that the world "can be spiritually healed only if it finds its way back to true Christianity," Werfel will always remain a Jew: "Israel is more than a nation; it is an historical and...

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