Religion: The Liberal

It was quite a birthday present: $250,000 from John D. Rockefeller III to establish the Harry Emerson Fosdick visiting professorship at Union Theological Seminary. At Union's annual alumni dinner this week, President Henry P. Van Dusen announced the gift and its terms: "To honor Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick for his distinguished contributions as teacher, preacher, writer and counselor, and to strengthen the training of the . . . leaders of the Christian church so as to enable them in their generation, as Dr. Fosdick has in his generation, to interpret the abiding truths and experiences of Christian faith . . ."


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