Religion: Coffin's Follower

Since Dr. Henry Sloane Coffin tendered his resignation as pastor of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, to become president of Union Theologic Seminary (TIME, Nov. 15), his old congregation has been as unhappy as a household with a cook about leave. The trustees, fed for 22 years on Dr. Coffin's fare of thought, have sought for some young Epictetus to take his place and last week they named their choice.

The man they selected, but who has not yet answered the call, is George A. Buttrick, 34, English-born son of an English Methodist minister. During the War he worked for the...

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