Religion: Nays & Ayes

Whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced, committeth adultery.

So, according to St. Matthew, said Jesus Christ in his Sermon on the Mount (Matthew : 5:32). Last week in Cincinnati members of the Protestant Episcopal Church were, in the words of Rector Frank Howard Nelson of Cincinnati's Christ Church, "trying to interpret the mind of Our Lord" on marriage and divorce, for before the triennial Episcopal General Convention was a proposal to liberalize the Church's divorce canon (TIME, Oct. 18).

Intellectual leader of the liberalizing...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!