Religion: Preachers of an Active Gospel

As evangelicals move away from their recent patterns of spiritual isolationism and back toward involvement in society, leaders who have been advocating this change have become more prominent. Billy Graham, certainly the world's best-known evangelical, has himself been urging a renewed social thrust, but there are even stronger voices. Among the most influential:

Oswald C. J. Hoffmann, 55, chairman of the Congress, is a jowly, Laughtonesque spellbinder who attracts some 30 million listeners to his weekly Lutheran Hour radio sermons. A onetime Lutheran pastor and college teacher, Hoffmann was a public relations director...

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