Religion: Words & Works

¶ Increasing automation, leading to a shorter work week, may force churches to shift their major weekly services from Sunday to Thursday night by 1970, the Rev. Irving R. Murray, a Unitarian, told a Congregational audience in Lexington, Mass. "It is, indeed, arrogant of churches to assume they have the right to impose the village, agricultural type of Sabbath of ancient times upon modern, urban, industrial people. Intelligent churchmen will begin today to prepare for tomorrow's three-day weekend." ¶The Christian Century showed itself unimpressed by Americans who dusted off their Bibles or boosted Bible sales as the result of...

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