Religion: Nothing Hidden

With the zest he showed plunging into everything from alcohol to psychic phenomena, from sex to theology, James A. Pike became America's most controversial 20th century clergyman. As an infant in Oklahoma, he won the Better Babies contest at the state fair two years running. In 1969, still hyperactive at 56, he got lost and died in Israel's Judean desert−and was the first Episcopal bishop ever to have three surviving wives attend the memorial service at his old cathedral in San Francisco.

Pike, who was frankness personified, picked the title Nothing to Hide for the autobiography he never actually wrote....

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