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Extracts from the Henry Russel Lecture, delivered at The University of Michigan, March 11, 1971.

According to some current reports, God is dead, the churches are moribund, and religion is withering on the vine. If these views are correct, then only a dilettante's interest or the academician's fatuous concern with the irrelevant can justify the choice of the subject for this lecture. But a number of contemporary developments suggest, if I may borrow Mark Twain's phrase, that the report of the death of God is exaggerated and that the requiems for the churches and for religion in general are premature.