Religion: C. & C. v. Goodwin Plan

The Congregational & Christian Church is a three-year-old merger of a stout body which stems from the Pilgrim Fathers of 1620, and a small left-wing Methodist sect formed in 1792. With a million-odd members in 6,000 churches, the C. & C. Church has a moderator but no ponderous machinery to run things from the top. With New England firmness the individual churches do their own thinking and talking. This church last week was the first to come out against the scheme of Chicago's Adolph Oettinger Goodwin to gear piety with business in such a...

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