Religion: Suburban Religion

One of the surprising facts about the postwar surge of religion in the U.S. has been the caliber of its critics—the most telling jeers have not come from the village atheists but from the men of God. And of all the vineyards suburbia draws the most unremitting hail of clerical belittlement. One Presbyterian in a grey flannel suit who has long fumed at these attacks, behind his paper on the 7:28 from Bound Brook, N.J., is Personnel Manager George S. Odiorne of Manhattan's American Management Association. In the current issue of Presbyterian Life he rises to the defense of suburban Christianity.


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