Religion: The Challenge

Chao Tse-chen, 61, dean of the School of Religion at Peiping's Yenching University, is an austere, kindly man who wears his thinning gray hair in a close-cropped stubble, and occasionally smokes a pipe. Known among his students as "T.C.," he is easily the most popular Christian teacher in China.

Dr. Chao was a Methodist when he came to the U.S. and finished his education at Vanderbilt University in 1917. Today he is an Anglican priest. He is well known in China as theologian and poet. When the Japanese jailed him in wartime for six...

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