Foreign News: Christian Revolution

Ever since suave Cosmo Gordon Lang retired from the see of Canterbury last spring, Britons have become increasingly aware that their traditionally staid and conservative Church of England is now headed by a pair of Christian revolutionaries. Last week both of these Anglican prelates—joke-loving William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England, and hike-loving Cyril Garbett, Archbishop of York and Primate of England—got up on the same platform in smoky Birmingham and spoke words that put the Church on the side of Socialism, if not of revolution.

"The Christian aim," said Canterbury, "leads to emphasis upon a life ordered in...

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