Religion: Wanted: Christians

The world is sick and the disease is skepticism. But now, unlike the Victorian era, it is not so much man's skepticism of God as man's skepticism of man. So declares David Elton Trueblood, 43, chaplain and professor of the philosophy of religion at Stanford University, in The Predicament of Modern Man (Harper; $1).

Refining his diagnosis, Professor Trueblood, a Quaker, declares of most current church practice: "What mankind desperately needs is Justice, Mercy and Truth, but what we are offered is some ugly stained-glass windows and a holy tone and a collection plate...

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