Religion: Confessional

Among Baptist ministers John Roach Straton and Harry Emerson Fosdick are antithetical—in training, personality and ways of thought. Dr. Straton's religion is absolute—his way or damnation; Dr. Fosdick's religion is expanding —it includes good things of the past as of the present. As professor of practical theology at Union Theological Seminary and pastor of Park Avenue Baptist ("Rockefeller's") Church, Dr. Fosdick has great influence on influential men.

Last week, he, with Dr. Straton and the other members of the Greater New York Federation of Churches attended the Federation's annual meeting; heard Rev. Charles...

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