Religion: The Moral Re-Armer

"God-guidance" was his touchstone—a phrase so often on his lips that it seemed to many that he had invented the idea. God guided Frank Buchman to seek out the company of the rich and famous—an improbable prophet, ovoid and owlish, with a piping voice and a slangy sweetness-and-light that in the past four decades won him an earnest following. At first these followers were known as Oxford Groupers or Buchmanites, but in 1938. as the nations of the world rearmed for war. Dr. Buchman was inspired to christen his movement Moral Re-Armament. Stumping the world, he gathered testimonials—sometimes heartfelt, sometimes diplomatically...

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