The Clergy: Incorrigible Optimist

"Length of life has very little real significance." Arthur Judson Brown once said. "What's really important is the quality." The life of Dr. Brown had lots of both. He was 106 on his birthday Dec. 3, six weeks before his death, and back of that lay a solid career as a prime mover of Christian missionary work, as a founder of the ecumenical movement, as a lifelong advocate of Christian peace on earth among men of good will.

Presbyterian Missionary Brown once jovially compared himself to Satan in the Book of Job, who spent considerable time "going to and fro...

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