Religion: The Adjuster

In São Paulo, Brazil last week, under the sleek, concrete shell of the Ibirapuera Park pavilion, 400 delegates and observers of the 18th General Council of the World Presbyterian Alliance waited for the showdown. Even before the first session began, the delegates (representing 76 Reformed and Presbyterian church bodies with more than 45 million members) shifted their interest from theology to a theologian. In the limelight: Czechoslovakia's Dr. Joseph Hromadka, 70, wartime lecturer at Princeton, dean of Prague's Communist-controlled Amos Comenius Theological Faculty, a wheel in the World Council of Churches and...

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