Religion: A Pulpit in the Home

He peers dourly at the TV camera through opaque, black-rimmed glasses, moves about the studio with the air of someone mentally counting his steps, speaks in a professorial baritone surcharged with a raspy German accent. He has none of Billy Graham's charismatic fervor, or Fulton Sheen's high-gloss oratory; in a tired-blood contest, he would probably run a dead heat with Ed Sullivan.

It matters not. These days the Rev. Dr. Hagen Staack, 50, is just about the biggest star in the field of religious broadcasting. Last year, on NBC's Frontiers of Faith, his 13-week series of lectures on The Book of Genesis...

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