Religion: Phelps at Calvary Baptist

Certain friends of Prof. William Lyon Phelps spluttered with alarm when they read last week that he had been installed honorary pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. They envisioned the famed teacher, talker, critic, nodding meek approval on the platform of Calvary Baptist of the harsh fundamentalisms of Dr. John Roach Straton, pastor-in-chief.

Another glance, however, reassured them it was Calvary Baptist Church in New Haven, not in Manhattan.

Prof. Phelps took his text for his inaugural sermon from Thornton Wilder (The Bridge of San Luis Key) rather than scripture. "Wilder says that a revival of religion must be accompanied by a revival of...

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