Religion: Neo-Orthodoxy: Round Two

"In this strange age it has been left to the American Unitarian Association to descend to a level of theological discussion never reached in our knowledge by the most obscurantist fundamentalist sect. . . ." Reinhold Niebuhr was counterattacking in force.

In a pamphlet, What Is This Neo-Orthodoxy? (TIME, May 6), eleven Unitarian disbelievers (in the deity of Christ and the sinfulness of man) had lambasted Protestantism's growing neo-orthodox movement with everything in the book. The Unitarian polemicists concentrated their attack on neo-orthodoxy's belief in the Doctrine of Original Sin, indulging themselves in...

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