Religion: God & Man at Harvard

In the harried hassle over Harvard President Nathan M. Pusey's pro-religion policy at the university (TIME, April 14), the most incendiary charge was that the Rev. George Arthur Buttrick, chairman of the Board of Preachers, refused in 1955 to permit a Jewish student to be married by a rabbi in Harvard's Memorial Church. On another occasion, Dr. Buttrick made his position plain: "It is intellectually dishonest for Jewish and Christian marriages to be conducted under the same roof."

The issue brought almost everybody out swinging—Christians, Jews and unbelievers, graduates, undergraduates, faculty members and plain kibitzers. "The only interpretation," snapped Jerome Davis Greene,...

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