Religion: Graham's New Sermon

"Born again" has become such a cliche, applied to such a variety of political celebrities and rock stars, that it no longer has a very clear meaning. The Rev. Billy Graham's newest book, How to Be Born Again (Word; $6.95) undertakes to correct that state of affairs.

For Graham, America's premier evangelist, being born again is not some vague spiritual high but a personal commitment with a very specific doctrinal content. The starting point is sin, which, in Graham's view, saturates every individual and humanity in general. He argues that God, the righteous "moral judge of the entire universe," requires a...

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