Religion: Travelers at Home

The spiritual road to Canterbury is a meandering one, winding through far country to encompass a multitude of views. Those who travel it are widely diverse pilgrims who come to the Anglican Communion in search of widely diverse qualities. In Modern Canterbury Pilgrims (Morehouse-Gorham; $3.85), published this week, 22 converts to Anglicanism—from former Roman Catholics to former Jews—tell why they became Anglicans, and describe what they discovered. Some of their views:

¶ The Very Rev. James A. Pike, dean of New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine, onetime Roman Catholic (and editor...

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