Religion: Protestant Half-Century

It is the vocation of Chicago's Paul Hutchinson to follow and analyze the course of U.S. Protestantism. Longtime journalist, ordained minister and author (The New Leviathan), he is editor of the Christian Century, has been a member of the Century's staff for over 26 years. In the current issue of the quarterly Religion in Life, 60-year-old Methodist Hutchinson takes a sharp look at the course of U.S. Protestantism during the past half-century. What he finds may point to the future as significantly as it does to the past.

Hutchinson first notes a loss of...

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