Religion: As to War

His dumpy, round-faced Grace, Dr. William Temple, Archbishop of York, last week roundly declared: "We are fighting for Christian civilization. I cannot use the phrase 'holy war,' for war in its own nature is always an expression of the sin of man. But without hesitation I speak of this as, for us, a righteous war."

Dr. Temple, a prelate who is much more highly esteemed by world churchmen than his superior, the Archbishop of Canterbury (see p. 25), is a sober theologian, a leader in the ecumenical (interchurch) movement, with many friends in the...

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