Religion: Remembering the Fall

Although he was never ordained, Congregationalist Stanley High, graduate of Boston University's School of Theology, served as a pastor for three years, later edited the monthly Christian Herald. Now a roving editor of the Reader's Digest, 51-year-old Layman High still takes time out to be a preacher and critic of Protestantism. Last winter he told U.S. Protestants that they were "preacher-ridden" (TIME, Feb. 17). Last week at East Northfield, Mass., he told an interdenominational audience at the 63rd Northfield General Conference that the church was failing its members. Said High:

"I could speak...

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