Clinton's Spiritual Journey

The President's religious life defies both his political temperament and the habits of his generation

LEST IT BE THOUGHT THAT BILL Clinton -- a man with a propensity to hug, a devotion to Thelonious Monk and his own jogging track -- is altogether too tidy a baby boomer emblem, members of his generation ought to ask themselves: How many of them, if they were about to become President, would leave a black- tie party with Barbra Streisand to attend a midnight church service off- limits to cameras and reporters?

That Bill Clinton has been religious since childhood sets him apart from his peers -- the legions who, at mid-life, are thrashing about for spiritual moorings. Clinton...

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