Religion: Making Jews Christians

Do not try to convert Jews, said Protestant Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr to Christian evangelists (TIME, April 21, 1958). Jews may find God more readily in their own faith than in Christianity, he maintains, especially because of the guilt they are likely to feel if they become Christians. Since when, replies Presbyterian Minister George E. Sweazey in this week's Christian Century, should a Christian "inquire into a man's ethnic origins before deciding whether to be concerned about his religious state? Who is my neighbor? If a person in spiritual need is of Hebrew ancestry, shall we pass by on the other side,...

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