Religion: Unrepentant Liberal

In Washington. D.C., where many talk but few listen, spare, sharp-profiled Rev. A. (for Arthur) Powell Davies, 44, is a man who is heard. Every Sunday his congregation* at the chaste, red brick, All Souls' Unitarian Church overflows from the church auditorium into adjacent halls and recreation rooms. Reason: his 35-minute sermons are protein-rich with wit, wisdom, sincerity and invective. His preaching has made Welsh-born Powell Davies one of America's outstanding liberal clergymen.

This week, in a sermon called "Communist Dynamics and the Hope of Peace." the onetime Methodist minister drew a badly needed, clear-cut line between liberalism and Communism. Said he:...

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