Episcopalians: Critic from Within

To many young Protestant ministers, Christianity's newest and most challenging frontier is a mission to city slums—a proposition that often works out as putting aside the preaching of the Gospel for the sake of social work. To William Stringfellow, a Harvard-trained lawyer and Episcopal lay theologian, such ideas are anathema. In a newly published book called My People Is the Enemy (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, $3.95), he labels the theory for what it is: sectarianism, "no less than it is where a church is established on grounds of class or race or language or any other secular criteria."

Stringfellow knows...

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