Religion: Go Ye and Relax?

As Professor of Homiletics at Yale's Divinity School, the Rev. Halford E. Luccock, 68, has spent the last 25 years teaching his theological students how to preach with wisdom and, if possible, with wit. Since 1948, writing under the name of Simeon Stylites in the Christian Century, he has given his readers a weekly column of pungently good-humored religious and moral criticism. His slogan: "I believe in comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable."

Last week Professor Luccock, retiring from Yale at the end of the term, gave a series of lectures at the divinity school's annual convocation about an old bugaboo...

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