Graying of the prophets

Sheler, Jeffery L.
June 1994
U.S. News & World Report;6/13/94, Vol. 116 Issue 23, p75
Discusses how religions are confronting aging patriarchies. Possibility that Howard W. Hunter, 86, will succeed the late Ezra Taft Benson as head of the Mormon Church; Concern of other religious groups who have built gerontocracy into their laws; Debate over the ailing Lubavitcher Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, 92, spiritual leader of a worldwide movement of Hasidic Jews; Crisis of theological proportions looming for the Jehovah's Witnesses.


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