Religion: R. N. Retires

The donors included Arnold Toynbee and David Dubinsky. Charles Malik and Jacques Maritain, T. S. Eliot and Eleanor Roosevelt. They and 66 other sponsors had joined to raise $250,000 for a going-away present to Reinhold Niebuhr. the U.S.'s best-known theologian, retiring this month at 68 as vice president and senior faculty member of Manhattan's Union Theological Seminary. The gift: a Reinhold Niebuhr professorship of social ethics. Its first incumbent: Congregationalist John Coleman Bennett. 57, dean of the faculty and professor of applied Christianity at Union, who, like his friend Niebuhr. is deeply concerned...

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