Religion: Christian Solidarity

Switzerland's Oscar Cullmann, professor of early church history and New Testament at Basel University and one of Europe's top Protestant theologians, was visiting Manhattan's Union Theological Seminary last week, busy with lectures, seminars and informal discussions. The talk that stirred up the most discussion—and brought an unprecedented turnout of Roman Catholic priests to Union—was not on the problems of eschatology and exegesis, for which he is well known, but on the practical problems of Protestant-Catholic relations. Theologian Cullmann reiterated a proposal that has been catching on increasingly in Europe: Protestant and Catholic churches ought to make special gifts of money to...

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