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Men Have Forgotten God

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

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: &ls;men have forgotten God.'"