Books: Spiritual Eclectic

NOT AS THE SCRIBES (255 pp.)—John Middleton Murry—Horizon ($3.75).

This is a day of custom-made faiths. Men of religious spirit who, for reasons of rationality or temperament, cannot accept orthodox religions tailor these orthodoxies to suit their personal needs and imaginations. One of the more popular forms of spiritual eclecticism, and the one chosen by the late British man of letters John Middleton Murry, is to deny the divinity of Christ and reject most Christian dogma, but to cling to Jesus Christ, the man, as a kind of supreme culture hero embodying every man's...

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