U.S. At War: PERFECTION v. REALITY

The Protestant churchmen at Cleveland (see col. 3) made a tremendous concession when they waived their moral and practical doubts of Dumbarton Oaks.

This bow to an imperfect world came only after intense and elevated debate between those who preferred a faulty beginning to none at all, and those who felt that the Protestant churches of the U.S. would fail in their duty if they compromised with the crude expediency of power politics. Leading the debate were two distinguished antagonists: John Foster Dulles and Charles Clayton Morrison, editor of the Christian Century, who rejected the label of "perfectionism" but perfectly stated the...

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