Letters, Sep. 27, 1948

Spirit Without Miracles


Will you allow me to say that TIME'S concluding account of the Amsterdam Assembly of the World Council of Churches (TIME, Sept. 13), while admirably generous in space, is lamentably distorted in perspective?

Paradoxically, this is due to the fact that TIME'S correspondent at Amsterdam brought to the assembly a preconception of what he loped for from it which was at variance with, and in one sense, loftier than, what either he or the delegates had a right to expect. He wanted a "Pentecost," that is, a visitation of the Holy...

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