Religion: Timely Saints

"The portrait of a saint," writes Clare Boothe Luce, "is only a fragment of a great and still uncompleted mosaic—the portrait of Jesus." Although a sizable portion of Christendom (including the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox communions) honors the saints as man's intercessors with God, historical distances have dimmed most saintly portraits even for the modern Christian, to say nothing of the skeptic who lives next door. To show the "timeliness" of the saints in 1952, Clare Luce has edited Saints for Now (Sheed & Ward; $3.50), 20 sketches of triumphant Christians of...

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