Churches: The Hidden Revival

The great postwar religious revival in the U.S. is over—and many church leaders are thankfully saying "Amen." The 1963 Yearbook of American Churches reports that membership among religious bodies is falling behind the rate of population growth; TIME correspondents, interviewing ministers, priests, rabbis and informed laymen across the country, find general agreement that the Yearbook evidence is right. They also find agreement that a hidden and more profound revival of the religious impulse is beginning to take shape within the churches. Visible in this new shaping of U.S. religious life are...

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