St. John's Dean

In the Protestant Episcopal Church a dean is not a bishop's pawn, but deans and bishops go together. Where there is a bishop, there is a cathedral (in most cases); where a cathedral is, there is a dean. Since deans and bishops must see each other constantly to do ghostly and secular business together, it is well that they should dwell together in charity. Not always is this the case. Last winter Manhattan's Bishop William Thomas Manning, high-church authoritarian, fell out with Dean Howard Chandler Robbins, broad-church independent (TIME, Jan. 14). Said Dean...

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