The opening of the Vatican Council’s second session is prodding many Protestant thinkers to review Roman Catholic history and theology. Several essays in this pre-Reformation Day issue point to the relevance of such recollections.

Twenty-five religious scholars contribute to the news department’s annual symposium.CHRISTIANITY TODAYpolls participants on a significant question, and tries to hold the answers to fifty words. For the results, see page 30.

Dr. Frank E. Gaebelein’s timely arrival as co-editor coincides with the beginning of Editor Carl F. H. Henry’s sabbatical leave. Dr. Henry and his wife fly to Lisbon October 13, spend six weeks in Africa, visit the Holy Land at Christmas, and then proceed to Europe, returning in mid-summer.

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