Religion: Inge Rebuked

Though ten years retired, William Ralph Inge, London's famed "Gloomy Dean," has lost none of his flair for irritating people. His latest sally, blaming not Hitler but Luther for "the miseries which Germany has brought upon the world" (TIME, Nov. 6), last week brought the 84-year-old Anglican a thoroughgoing rebuke from 19 famed Protestant leaders. Their statement charged the former Dean with forgetting some recent history. Germany's Lutheran Church, said the churchmen, "has offered a more stalwart resistance to Nazi tyranny than has any other group. In Denmark and Norway, the Lutheran Church...

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