Religion: The Age of Syncretism

One of the great gatherings of Christianity will take place next month in a nation whose population is 98% nonChristian. In New Delhi, India, delegates from 175 Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox churches in more than 50 countries will meet in the third assembly of the World Council of Churches and address themselves to the problems and possibilities of the church in the world. When they plunge into their 17-day agenda, says one of U.S. Protestantism's top thinkers, the delegates should face up to the fact that since the World Council's first meeting, in...

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