Episcopalians: Upgrading the Seminaries

"Despite occasional heroic efforts, the Episcopal Church as a whole has been unexpectedly remiss in its concern for theological education." So concludes a special committee set up by the church in 1964 to study the Episcopal ministerial education program. Titled "Ministry for Tomorrow," the committee's 160-page report was published this week by the Seabury Press.

Headed by Harvard President Nathan Pusey and Dr. Charles Taylor, former executive director of the American Association of Theological Schools, the committee found a striking lack of quality in Episcopal candidates for the priesthood. Roughly...

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