Religion: Private Point Four

When he was a U.S. Army chaplain in World War II, John L. Peters watched teen-age G.I.s die in his arms. He saw other kinds of suffering too. He never forgot the hungry Filipinos who picked food from his regiment's garbage pails. Back in his job as professor of religion at Oklahoma City University, Methodist Peters read with profound attention how the misery that he had glimpsed in Asia was being exploited by Communism.

As a guest preacher at Oklahoma City's St. Luke's Methodist Church last spring, Peters offered a plan of his own. Over...

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