Religion: The Federal Council

When the Republican Party meets in quadrennial convention, the layman is content to know that, somehow, it has a prescriptive right to nominate a presidential candidate. It has met for this purpose; and the right requires no definition. When the College of Cardinals assembles behind closed doors, the layman knows well what its business is. Last week, the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America met in Atlanta. One of the reasons for its meeting was to define and redefine its purpose. Follows an attempted definition in the light of history:...

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