Clergy: A Gentle Fundamentalist

To the office at 8 a.m. A day jammed with work: writing editorials, reading books for recommendation by the Christian Herald's book club, meeting with the boards of charities that operate a house for Manhattan's derelicts and five orphanages on the rim of Asia. And that night, a birthday get-together with friends to note that he, the Rev. Daniel Poling, editor of the Christian Herald, is 80 years old.

From Kenneth Wilson, the Christian Herald's executive editor, the octogenarian and the guests heard a eulogy of affection tempered with humor: "If there's a banner to be waved, he'll wave it. If...

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