Religion: Nonexistent Group

In London last month, Rev. Dr. Frank Nathan Daniel Buchman went into court to claim a legacy of £500 left to the Oxford Group, of which he is founder (TIME, March 6). Last week the Hon. Mr. justice Sir Charles Alan Bennett ruled the legacy invalid. Grounds: lack of proof that the Group existed. Dr. Buchman's counsel, asked by the justice whether anything happened when one joined the Group, had replied: "No, I think it is as invisible as joining the Church of England."

Looking thoroughly existent, Dr. Buchman arrived last week in Manhattan, determined to sell Buchmanism under its newest name,...

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