Religion: Schism in China

"Eternity was every day; Hell began at five in the morning." So Jesuit Thomas Phillips describes his life in a Chinese Communist jail. In a new book, I Met a Traveler (Farrar, Straus & Cudahy; $3.50), Fellow Jesuit Kurt Becker describes how Father Phillips, former rector of Shanghai's Church of Christ the King, spent three years (1953-56) in Shanghai cells, for the most part squatting in one position all day, forbidden to speak a word. By refusing to defend himself against any charge ("I know that I am here only because I am a...

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