Religion: Unpleasant Christian

"Between today—the day on which this manuscript is being smuggled out of here—and the day on which the book finally appears in print, many things . . . will have happened." Many things have indeed happened since that day in 1944 when tough, austere Bishop Eivind Berggrav, Primate of Norway, wrote those words in the small cottage where he was kept in solitary confinement by the Quisling government. But what has happened has only underlined the timeliness of the English translation of his book which is published this week, Man and State (Muhlenberg Press; $4).

For Lutheran Bishop Berggrav's subject, now even...

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