Religion: God in the Garden

"Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of New York; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of New York." The words were the prophet Isaiah's—about Sodom and Gomorrah—but the voice was the Southern smoothness of Billy Graham coming over the 18 loudspeakers in Manhattan's Madison Square Garden. The voice beat upon more than 18,000 people —seekers and servers of the Lord as well as the merely curious—and it etched itself upon the sliding ribbons of the tape recorders set up by radiomen. The evangelist of the mid-century set out...

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