Concordia Theological Monthly

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The Unionistic Campaign

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church council, missions, christian cooperation, episcopal, methodist, catholic, doctrine, fellowship, jews, lutheran, presbyterian

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The Presbyterian Guardian, January 25, reports: "Dr. John A. Mackay, president of Princeton Theological Seminary and champion of Barthianism, is one of ten well-known Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish leaders participating in an interfaith 'Institute on Religion' now being held in the Jewish synagog at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The theme of the Institute is: 'Religious Values ID American Democracy.' Speakers in addition to Dr. Mackay are: Gregory Feige, noted Roman Catholic writer; Dr. Louis Finkelstein, provost of the Jewish Theological Seminary; Dr. F. Ernest Johnson, professor of Religious Education, Columbia University; and Rabbi Louis M. Levitsky, rabbi of Temple Israel, Wilkes-Barre." The unionists have well-seasoned leaders. They do not even shy away from syncretistic practices.-These interfaith affairs are put on all over the country. The Globe-Democrat of St. Louis, February 6, reports on one held here. Dean Sidney E. Sweet (Episcopal) and Rabbi Ferdinand Issennan made the speeches ID Temple Israel's Institute of Judaism. Bishop Scarlett (Episcopal) presided at the morning session and Dr. John W. Macivor (Presbyterian) in the afternoon. . (The good will binding these interfaith brotherhoods together cannot stand much of a strain. GlobeDemocnzt, January 24: "Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman of Temple Israel resigned last night from the Executive Board of the local chapter of the National Round Table of Christians and Jews after all five Catholic members of the Executive Committee had quit.


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1 Corinthians 1:13; Matthew 28:20;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars