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SOLZHENITSYN: MEN HAVE FORGOTTEN GOD


In his 1983 acceptance speech for the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn recalled the words he heard as a child, when his elders sought to explain the ruinous upheavals in Russia: "Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened." He added, "If I were called upon to identify briefly the principal trait of the entire twentieth century, here too I would be unable to find anything more precise and pithy than to repeat once again: 'men have forgotten God.'"


John Wilson, reviewing Solzhenitsyn and the Modern World, in Christianity Today, Feb. 7, 1994, p. 57.

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