Religion: The Affirmation

The Presbyterian General Assembly at Indianapolis (TIME, May 19) took steps to oust Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick from a New York pulpit. They began by insisting that every preacher in a Presbyterian church should accept, word for word, five "essentials of faith" (Virgin Birth, etc.).

For many months a committee of divines, headed by Dr. Murray S. Howland of Buffalo, has been preparing a protest. It was issued last week in the form of "An Affirmation," which, summarized, is:

PREAMBLE: We accept the Westminster Confession of Faith.

SECTION I:

a) The Confession of Faith does...

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