Religion: We Are Divided

Georges Barrois, born into a Roman Catholic family in Charleville, France, became a Dominican monk and was ordained a priest when he was 25. In 1941, after 18 years as a priest, and some long, painful self-questioning about problems of dogma, he became a Protestant, later married. Now teaching theology and biblical archeology at Princeton Theological Seminary, Presbyterian Barrois has written occasionally about his change of faith, but usually in a key apparently set to avoid controversy with Catholics.

Fortnight ago, ruddy, moon-faced Professor Barrois came out, in the first of two articles for the biweekly Presbyterian Life, with some plainer talk....

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