Religion: John the Persuasive

To Roman Catholics, the dogma of papal infallibility is a logical extension of the church's God-given duty to protect the teaching of Christ from error. To Protestants, infallibility is an unwarranted assumption of power by the Bishop of Rome, and a serious bar to Christian reunion. Last week a Protestant theologian suggested that non-Catholics ought to take another look at the doctrine.

Speaking to a seminar on Christian unity at Manhattan's Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, Dr. Ralph Hyslop, Professor of Ecumenical Studies at Union Theological Seminary, affirmed his own belief that doctrinal authority rests with "the Christian congregation" as a...

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