Religion: Misappropriated Name

In Common Pleas Court in Philadelphia last week, President Judge Frank Smith forbade a zealous, rebellious little group of Presbyterians ever again to call themselves ''the Presbyterian Church of America." or ever to take any name "similar to or imitative of or contractive of the name Presbyterian Church in the United States of America." The latter organization had brought action against the former, which split off from it in 1936 under the leadership of the late Dr. John Gresham Machen after a lengthy Modernist-Fundamentalist squabble (TIME, June 7 et ante). The contention of...

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