Religion: Lutheran on Coexistence

A dapper Cyranosed professor moved eagerly from tea to lecture platform to seminar last week at Manhattan's Union Theological Seminary. Students and faculty members welcomed Oscar Cullmann as one of Europe's outstanding Protestant theologians, author of Peter, an exegetical study of the origins of the Papacy (TIME, Dec. 7, 1953), and of a noted eschatological work, Christ and Time. His listeners found Theologian Cullmann's English fluent, his manner affable, and his occasional comments on the U.S. apt.

"Hardly anyone in America seems to know the Biblical languages," he said. "In Europe, Greek and...

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