Religion: Mission Completed

"You are a very old man," said a solicitous Chinese general to Dr. Henry Sloane Coffin. "Go home and lie down now." The general did not know what manner of septuagenarian he was talking to. Even when 70-year-old Dr. Coffin came home last month from his seven-month junket to the Far and Middle East, he did not lie down for long. He was too busy telling his fellows Christians about his trip.

There was never much doubt about what the Lord intended for Henry Sloane Coffin. As a youngster in New York City, he used a shawl-draped set of kitchen steps for...

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