Religion: Something New

Nothing quite like it has ever happened in the history of U.S. religious sects. Last week one denomination gave another denomination an outright gift worth $400,000. Givers were the Texas Methodists, recipients the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (Northern Presbyterian). The gift was the plant and all the assets of the Methodist University of San Antonio, which will be taken over by Presbyterian Trinity University (now at Waxahachie, Texas) next September. Possible worldly motive behind Methodism's good deed: colleges are costly to run and Methodists have ten others to support in Texas.


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