Religion: Logic in Cincinnati

Some Episcopalians and Presbyterians are fond of talking about a denominational merger—some green and pleasant future day; in Cincinnati, working unions have already taken place. In each case, the union was the result of simple, local logic.

In the new suburb of Indian Hill (pop. 2,090), both the Presbyterians and the Episcopalians (including Senator Robert A. Taft) wanted churches of their own, but felt they were too few to build two churches and support two pastors. Together, in 1947, they organized the Indian Hill Presbyterian Church and the Indian Hill Episcopal Church (joint membership: 404), with an Episcopalian as minister. Fortnight ago,...

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