Religion: God & Steel in Pittsburgh

The Rev. Dr. Samuel Moor Shoemaker, 61, is a ruggedly handsome divine who thrives on Gilbert & Sullivan and finds the preacher's lot a challengingly happy one. Ever since his unlined face and gentle voice became a fixture in Pittsburgh's Calvary Episcopal Church three years ago, religion has been moving out of the Sunday-morning shadows and into the steel mills and executive suites. The casual young members of the "Golf Club crowd" have found themselves talking religion at cocktail parties and even turning out for Bible-study meetings with "Dr. Sam" at the H-Y-P (Harvard, Yale, Princeton) Club. Steelworkers have attended...

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