Religion: Fosdick Cornerstone

Last week Pastor Harry Emerson Fosdick, liberalist extraordinary, saw one of his dearest ambitions approach its fulfillment when the cornerstone of his new Park Avenue Baptist Church, Manhattan, was set in place. Before Dr. Fosdick accepted the call to this pastorate in 1925, he made several express stipulations. Among these were: a) that membership in the congregation be open to all who accept evangelical Christianity, b) that Baptist rites and doctrines not be insisted on, c) that the new church be constructed somewhere near Columbia University. The trustees of the richest Baptist...

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