Because the three recognized faiths, Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish, no longer speak to the needs and aspirations of...

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THE FOURTH AMERICAN FAITH

Because the three recognized faiths, Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish, no longer speak to the needs and aspirations of Americans today -- even those who are thoughtful members of these bodies -- the author sees a ""fourth faith"" . This fourth faith cannot be defined precisely, and it is not necessarily to tradition. But its essential characteristic is that it is a faith of in to traditional faiths, which are faiths of stability, to change. This theses is developed chapters Faith The Faith; The Faith of (i.e., ) The Mouse built upon and The Faith of Adventure. The kind of thinking unfolded is, as the author says, ""far older than Christianity."" While the book gives a clear summary of much that seems to support the th in our time, it has, at the same time, a certain tone of tired repetition from the past. The writing is clear and at times .

Pub Date: May 22, 1964

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Publisher: Harper &

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1964

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