CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 02, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) General religious revival in US, among all spectrums of society, examined; films shown. [Center on Religion and Society spokesperson Pastor Richard NEUHAUS, sociologist Peter BERGER - note growing popularity of religion in US; feel country is most religious in West world.] [William Sloane COFFIN - considers factors encouraging spiritual revival.] Growth of related inds. described. [Reverend James AVERY - considers reasons students are attracted to religion courses.] Time's famous cover in 1960s on death of God recalled, shown. [University of Chicago spokesperson Martin MARTY - feels people no longer believe in progress, science.] Growth in evangelical and fundamentalist groups noted. [National Jewish Resource Center spokesperson Rabbi Irving GREENBERG - attributes reform Judaism's return to tradition to rise in Christianity.] [Harvey COX - credits evangelicals with reviving questions of ethics and morality.] [Reverend Edward DOBSON - agrees.] [COFFIN - notes humans have always done evil cheerfully in name of religion.]
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
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