Religious Revival in the United States
A surge toward religion is under way in the United States. Church membership is on the increase, evangelists are drawing record audiences, religious books are on best-seller lists. Great numbers of persons seem to be looking for a spiritual anchor to give meaning and purpose to their lives. Dr. Joseph R. Sizoo, head of the department of religion at George Washington University, recently noted: “You don't have to travel very far in America to discover that a poignant sense of wistfulness is abroad in our land. The search for God is on.”1
Churchmen at the same time are keenly aware that evils which religion is expected to correct—vice, crime, juvenile delinquency, the selfish pursuit of material gain—still abound. Many ask ...