Christianity: Underground Manifesto

"The Church is struggling, sacrificing even its own integrity, to sustain its organic life recognized in terms of buildings, stained glass, real estate, and homiletical whoredom."

The accusation takes on added impact because it comes from an ordained Episcopal priest, the Rev. Layton P. Zimmer. And it sets a tone that is echoed by other clerics and laymen in The Underground Church (Sheed & Ward; $4.95), a new book that amounts to an angry manifesto from the most radical movement in U.S. Christendom. Edited by self-appointed "Nightclub Chaplain" Malcolm Boyd (Are You...

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