Religion: Spiritual Slenderella?

One of Protestantism's bright young men, Martin Emil Marty, 30, minister of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in suburban Elk Grove Village, Ill., characterizes his life as "typically grey flannel: station wagon, barbecue pit, and all that goes with it." Nebraska-born "Marty" Marty is also an associate editor of the nondenominational Christian Century, and in last week's issue he winds up a six-installment series on religion in America that, clotted though it is with the fashionable jargon of the social analysts, is a perceptive young man's view of what he seems to regard as grey-flannel faith.

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