Theology: Any God Will Do

The idea of God, said the U.S. Supreme Court last week, is undergoing an "ever-broadening understanding" in the modern religious community. In deciding unanimously that unorthodox believers qualify as conscientious objectors under the Selective Service Act, the court dealt at length with the nature of a Supreme Being, and produced a ruling studded with references to the Vatican Council, Paul Tillich's Systematic Theology, and Anglican Bishop John Robinson's Honest To God.

"Goodness & Virtue." The decision involved three men of such individualistic faiths that their draft boards did not credit them with...

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