A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 26, 1977

George Bernard Shaw, who had an opinion about everything, wrote that the subject of religion is "the only one that capable people really care for." Our readers certainly do: our mail shows consistently that they have strong, informed views on religion. This week's cover story, "The Evangelicals," concerns the fastest-growing religious movement in the U.S. today. For Religion Editor Richard N. Ostling, the assignment involved an unusual degree of personal engagement, because he is an Evan gelical. "Being religious gives you a basic interest," says Ostling. "But you have to be objective, which in my case means writing about Evangelicalism as...

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