Religion: The Hunger of the Heart

While the country rang last week with commencement exhortations to cherish the spiritual legacy of the past, the graduating class at Princeton Theological Seminary heard that ancient dogma is a dangerously heavy burden. From the dean of Harvard Divinity School came the suggestion that Christianity may be at death's door, and that its spiritual legacy is more likely to push it through the door than the atheism of the present.

Tall, grey Dr. Samuel Howard Miller, 61, Harvard Divinity's former professor of pastoral theology and the first Baptist to be dean of the 149-year-old seminary, told Princeton's fledgling ministers that if religion...

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