Religion: WORDS & WORKS

¶ The Rev. John Gerberding of Menomonee Falls, Wis. was acquitted by a trial committee of the Northwest Synod of the United Lutheran Church of heresy charges similar to those for which the Rev. George P. Crist Jr. of Durham was convicted (TIME, Aug. 8). The committee found "obvious confusion, immaturity and inconsistencies in Gerberding's position and recommended administrative action by the synod. Pastor Grist's comment: "The trial was considerably different from mine."

¶ In Detroit, at the first biennial convention of the Council of Liberal Churches, set up in 1953 by the...

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