Religion: Bible Shortage

Chaplains have been writing home from the fighting fronts about an unusual burst of religious interest, Among soldiers & sailors. Fighting men suddenly snatched from death have written books describing how they prayed in peril and how their prayers were heard.* To some people these spiritual stirrings look like the beginning of a religious revival. Others have been reminded of the little boy who would say his prayers only at night, explaining that "any bright boy can look out for himself in the daytime, but at night he needs some help."

Last week the Christian Century, commenting on this wartime phenomenon of...

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