Religion: Ike's Faith

Dwight Eisenhower keeps a red leather Bible at his bedside, and, judging by the religious content of his speeches, he reads it. His expression of religious faith is more than politician's lip service. Writing in the April Reader's Digest, Roving Editor Stanley High, one of Ike's campaign advisers and once a Congregationalist lay preacher, explains that, in Ike's lexicon, the "spiritual" needs of the U.S. rank ahead of political or economic ones.

Says High: "What President Eisenhower wants for America is a revival of religious faith that will produce a rededication to religious values...

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