Religion: Patriarch in the U. S.

If at the age of 40 Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy had been possessed by a God, and if the God now resided in her great-grandson, that young man might resemble a Japanese young man who last week was journeying exuberantly through the U.S. Shozen Nakayama, 28, is Patriarch of Tenrikyo, a Shinto sect claiming 5,000,000 followers throughout the world. Shinto ("The Way of the Gods") is Japan's indigenous religion, a ceremonial system of nature-worship and ancestor-worship. It contains little of theology save belief in immortality, but acquired a religious guise during its long...

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