Religion: Diapers in Divinity School

Since God has ordained marriage, wrote Martin Luther, it is good for a priest to take a wife. But the founder of Protestantism, who did not marry until he was 41, might be surprised at the latest trend among U.S. Protestant ministers—marriage while still in seminary. Married students in leading seminaries rose from 15% in 1935 to 36% in 1955 to 60% last year.

A long, dim view of this nuptial speedup is taken this week by the Christian Century: "By what great shift in sociology, psychology, temperature or radiation are we to...

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