HIS Lordship, Arthur Michael Ramsey, who will become the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury when Dr. Geoffrey Fisher steps down on May 31, is a massive man of God. Though he is only 56, his large, white-tufted head and ponderous dignity make him look, as a fellow cleric puts it, "at least a thousand years old. When he surges majestically up the aisle of York Cathedral, you feel that all the power and authority of Christendom are concentrated in his stooping presence."

His rise in the church was scholarly and speedy. The son of a Cambridge...

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