Religion: Brothers in Christ

The Christian Church, often mentioned, is never seen. It exists as the possibly common Idea behind the many wrangling Words. Of the two great divisions of Christendom, Catholic and Protestant, neither is ready to merge with the other. The Catholics are willing to receive stray sheep; the Protestants are trying to federate the flocks.*

Between the Protestants and Catholics is the Anglican Church (Protestant Episcopal in the U. S.), comparatively small (membership, some 1,250,000), comparatively poor, but with extraordinary social prestige and in an extraordinarily strategic political position. High-church Episcopalians pull...

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