Religion: Finding of Heresy

Claude C. Williams' middle name is Clossee, but it might as well have been Trouble. The son of a Tennessee dirt farmer who was half Cherokee Indian, he made up his mind to get an education and become a minister. At first his favorite theme was "Eternity—where will you spend it?" But the Depression got him interested in other themes, and in the mid '30s he was fired from his pulpit in Paris, Ark. (pop. 3,731) as too radical.

Energetic Claude Williams looked good to Detroit Presbyterians when their city was writhing in the throes of war industry expansion. They appointed him...

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