Religion: The Calvin Lineage

At Princeton Theological Seminary last week, 400 delegates bravely battled the heat and the static in the little receiving sets that picked up the French, German and English translations of what was going on. Whatever it was, they could be sure it was Presbyterian. The 17th General Council of the World Presbyterian Alliance, representing 40 million communicants in 46 countries, was in session. Among other accomplishments, the delegates 1) adopted a new, more centralized constitution to replace the original adopted at London in 1875, 2) gave themselves a breath-taking new name: "The Alliance of the Reformed Churches Throughout the World Holding...

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