Religion: Mission to Intellectuals

In the tiny Swiss ski-resort village of Champery on New Year's Eve, a seldom used Protestant chapel blazed with candlelight, and an international congregation of young skiers assembled for an English-speaking service. At the altar was a U.S. Presbyterian minister who had returned for the occasion, after having been expelled from Champery 4½ years before for his "religious influence." The Rev. Francis Schaeffer's influence had consisted of providing a small Protestant oasis in the solid, stolid Roman Catholic bishopric of Valais. After serving at churches in St. Louis, Mo., Chester and Grove City, Pa., Philadelphia-born Presbyterian Schaeffer went to Champery...

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