Religion: St. John's Dean

Other cathedrals in the world are longer, wider or higher. But if Manhattan's three-fourths-finished (48 -years -a-building) Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine were sunk in the Sea of Galilee, it would displace more water than any of them. It owes its cubic capacity to one austere little man—Bishop William Thomas Manning of New York. When he succeeded to the see in 1921, St. John's consisted of an abrupt stub: a Romanesque choir and crossing. Bishop Manning (with the aid of professional Money Raisers Tamblyn & Brown) infected New York City with a cathedral-building itch, scratched up some $15,000,000, transformed...

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