Religion: The Protestant Idea

Are U.S. Protestants drawing more closely together? There are at least signs that-faced with the growth of the Roman Catholic Church &Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians and the rest are spending more time and thought defining the heritage they hold in common.

This week, with more enthusiasm than ever before, U.S. churches celebrated Reformation Sunday. Another sign of the times is the growing number of books dealing with the Protestant tradition. One of the latest of these is a vividly written, amply illustrated survey of Protestantism's development and its role in the history of the U.S....

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