Religion: Hope Deferred

The record of the 55th triennial convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church had been better than many a pessimistic liberal churchman had expected. Merger with the Presbyterians was still distant. But delegates at Philadelphia had hammered out a brand-new marriage canon (TIME, Sept. 23). And they had elected without delay a top-drawer, liberal Presiding Bishop.

The Bishop. Henry Knox Sherrill knew what he wanted to do by the time he entered Yale at 16. Fellow classmates (1911) remember him as a quiet, hardworking student who earned his way by waiting on tables and janitor...

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