Religion: The Anglican Genius

The Church of England is the world's most notable balance of two separate traditions: Catholic and Protestant. Now & again, the balance is strained. Latest symptom: high-church Anglo-Catholics, who object to being called Protestants, have been bucking hard at all suggestions of closer cooperation with Britain's Protestant "Free Churches" (Methodists, Congregationalists, etc.).

This month London's Church Times, unofficial voice of the Anglican hierarchy, spoke out in admonition to Anglo-Catholics and Evangelicals alike, reasserted the church's traditional balance.

"The terms Catholic and Evangelical," said Church Times, "rightly stand for different traditions of emphasis. But...

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