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[The more important books in this list will be reviewed at length.] 

Fiebig, Paul. Religions geschichte und Religionsphilosophie. Tubingen: J. 

C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1921. iii+64 pages. M. 1.50. 

An elementary textbook, giving in brief, succinct paragraphs statements which 
may serve as a basis for exposition by the instructor. It gives the barest skeleton 
description of the great religions and the main questions of religious thought. Well- 
selected bibliographies (almost exclusively German works) are given with each section. 

Paton, Lewis Bayles. Spiritism and the Cult of the Dead in Antiquity. 

New York: Macmillan, 1921. vii+309 pages. 

A general survey of the practices of the ancient world having to do with death 
and the belief in the survival of spirits. Little new material is offered, but known 
facts are hereby made accessible. 

Patterson, L. Mithraism and Christianity. London: Cambridge University 

Press, 1921. ix+102 pages. 6. 

The author views Christianity as the absolute religion, of which certain adumbra- 
tions appeared in Mithraism. The possibility of a mutual influence between these two 
contemporary religions is recognized, but the author concludes that there is in fact 
"no direct connection between them." 

Reid, Gilbert, D.D. A Christian's Appreciation of Other Faiths. Chicago: 
The Open Court Publishing Company, 1921. 305 pages. $2.50. 
The Billings Lectures delivered on a Unitarian foundation in China. It is a kindly 
effort of a fairly conservative Christian to appreciate the religious faith of adherents of 
other religions and of other Christian sects: a contribution to interclass and inter- 
racial understanding as a basis for world-friendship and peace. 


Conybeare, Frederick C. Russian Dissenters. Cambridge: Harvard Uni- 
versity Press, 1921. v+363 pages. $4.00. 

A careful study of the rise and principles of the Old Believers of Great Russia, 
the Rationalistic Sects of South Russia, and of the Mystic Sects. The writer, dis- 
claiming original research, has given to the English-speaking world the content of 
outstanding Russian histories. It is a valuable source book for English-speaking 

Dosker, Henry Elias. The Dutch Anabaptists. Philadelphia: The Judson 

Press, 1921. 310 pages. $2.00. 

A series of lectures delivered at Princeton Theological Seminary, 1918-19, based 
upon material gathered (1903-14) in the Bibliotheca Reformatoria Neerlandica, setting 
forth the origin, theology, parties, views of life, and later history of the Anabaptists. 



Dudon, Paul. Le Quietiste Espagnol Michel M dittos. Paris: Gabriel 

Beauchesne, 1921. v+313 pages. 

An extended biography of Molinos with an appreciation of his work. A bibliog- 
raphy is given with a supplement containing important documents relating to his 

Fisher, Lewis B. Which Way? A study of Universalists and Universalism. 

Boston: Universalist Publishing House, 1921. 123 pages. 

A brief exposition of the principles of the Universalists, with reference to important 
phases in the historical development of this religious body. 

Foakes Jackson, F. J. An Introduction to the History of Christianity. New- 
York: Macmillan, 1921. vii+390 pages. $4.00. 

Covering the period 590-1314 in chapters that are essays rather than chronicles, 
this work seeks to arouse interest in the history of the Middle Ages. Among other 
topics it discusses the development of the papacy, the dark ages, the church empire 
of the west, the crusades, learning and heresy, the friars, the schoolmen, the universities, 
Dante, and the decay of medievalism. Authorities are cited for each chapter, and a 
table of important popes is added. The writer believes that the Middle Ages have 
much to teach the present, while he combats the idea that society in the 14th century 
reached a height not since attained. 

Koch, Heinrich A. Quellenuntersuchungen zu Nemesios von Emesa. Berlin: 

Weidmann, 1921. 52 pages. M. 3. 

A penetrating inquiry into the origins of the philosophical conceptions set forth 
in Nemesios' treatise on the nature of man. 

Machen, J. Gresham. The Origin of Paul's Religion. New York: Mac- 
millan, 1921. 319 pages. $3.00. 

The author contends for Paul's complete independence from his hellenistic environ- 
ment as affecting particularly Paul's conception of the new birth, the meaning of the 
sacraments and the lordship of Christ. 

Mode, Peter G. Sourcebook and Bibliographical Guide for American Church 
History. Menasha, Wis.: The Collegiate Press, 1921. xxiv+735 pages. 

$4-50- _ 

A compilation of significant documents providing a bibliography for the study of 
American religious life. Here, for the first time, are collected materials previously to 
be found only by research in various scattered libraries. The extensive and carefully 
selected bibliographies for detailed study of specific subjects furnish a guide not to be 
found even by reference to dozens of books. There is an amazing amount of research 
behind this volume. There is keen discrimination in the inclusion and exclusion of 
materials. No student pretending an interest in American church history can get 
along without continued reference to this book. 

Robinson, J. Armitage. St. Oswald and the Church of Worcester. London: 

Oxford University Press, 1921. 51 pages. 35. 6d. 

A scholarly study of various charters in their relation to St. Oswald and the 
church of Worcester. 

Schutz, Roland. Aposlel und Junger. Giessen: Topelmann, 1921. 118 

pages. M. 20. 

An attempt to recover the pure gospel of Jesus by the processes of literary and 
historical criticism which distinguishes between the religion of the apostles, the 
religion of the disciples, and the original religion of Jesus. 


Townsend, W. J. The Great Schoolmen of the Middle Ages. New York: 

G. E. Stechert & Co., 1920. xiii+361 pages. $4.00. 

A reprint of the work published several years ago, containing an account of the 
lives of the Schoolmen, some quotations from their writings, and an estimate of their 
services to the world. 


Goguel, Maurice, and Monnter, Henri. La Sainte Bible. Paris: Soci6te 

Biblique, 1921. 256 pages. 

A continuation of this noteworthy new French translation of the Bible. This 
Uvraison contains John, Acts, and Romans. 

Hughes, Jasper Seaton. The King's Trumpet. Holland: Jasper Seaton 

Hughes, 1 92 1. 175 pages. 

An interpretation of the Book of Revelation as oracular announcements of the 
" King's Trumpet" speaking through John. 

Oxtoby, Frederic Breading. Making the Bible Real. New York: Fleming 

H. Revell Co., 1921. 90 pages. $1.00. 

A bird's-eye view of the Bible, giving a brief objective description of the land, 
a summary of the history of the people, a glimpse of the prophets, a glance at the New 
Testament, and a condensed story of the rise of the English Bible. 

Smith, Charles Edward. The World Lighted. Philadelphia: The Judson 

Press, 1921. 210 pages. $1.00. 

A third edition of an exposition of the Book of Revelation, the first edition of 
which appeared in 1889. It translates the symbolism of the book into wholesome 
principles of religious leadership and progress, applicable to almost any period of 
Christian history. 

Smith, Robinson. Moot-Points in the New Testament. London: Research 

Papers, 1921. 

Mere supplementary notes to the same author's unusual views on the synoptic 
problem, which were critically examined in the issue of the Journal of Religion, 
November, 1921. 

Stevens, James S. The English Bible. New York: The Abingdon Press, 

1921. 225 pages. $1.25. 

A textbook for the use of classes in the literary study of the Bible. Much stress 
is laid upon references to the Bible by the great masters of English literature. A 
better knowledge of the contents of the Bible will result from the use of this book, but 
very little light is thrown upon its significance and value. 


Cadoux, Cecil John. The Guidance of Jesus for Today. New York: Doran, 

1921. 175 pages. $2.00. 

A very readable and suggestive study of the teachings of Jesus so as to show 
how the application of these teachings is possible in modern life. The ethical con- 
clusions are conservative, and often conventional, but serve to indicate how far men 
are from realizing even these conventional standards. 

D'Herbigny, Michaele. De Deo Catholicam Ecclesiam Organice Vivificante. 

Paris: Gabriel Beauchesne, 1921. 359 pages. Fr. 18. 

The second portion of an elaborate and scholarly work denning the nature, 
organization, and functions of the church, and defending the authority and authenticity 


of the Roman Catholic church in opposition to opposing theories. With its copious 
references to historical authorities in the church and its criticism of current opin- 
ions, it is a remarkably complete compendium of information on the subject. 

Donat, Joseph. EthicaGeneralis. Innsbruck: Rauch, 1921. vi+228pages. 

M. 20. Ethica Specialis. Innsbruck: Rauch, 1921. iv+302 pages. 

M. 48. 

The seventh and eighth volumes of a comprehensive Summa Pkilosopkiae Ckristi- 
anae, the six previous volumes of which covered theological doctrine. The present 
two treatises set forth the general principles of ethics and the consideration of specific 
problems of individual and social ethics. The author's standing as a Catholic scholar 
guarantees a valuable discussion. 

Johnston, Allen W. The Roman Catholic Bible and the Roman Catholic 

Church. New York: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1921. 134 pages. $1.25. 

A polemic against Romanist claims written by a Protestant business man and 
consisting of an array of proof-texts, doctrinally interpreted, and quoted from the 
Douay Version to refute Catholics out of their own Scriptures. 
Kelman, John. The Foundations of Faith. New York: Fleming H. Revell 

Co., 1921. 206 pages. $1.50. 

The Cole Lectures at Vanderbilt University for 1921. Dr. Kelman discusses 
the nature of religious authority; the meaning of faith in God, the significance of the 
incarnation, and some very suggestive discriminations between problems of origin or 
process and the immediate facts with which experience deals. The lectures express 
and interpret a virile and reasonable religious faith which draws its inspiration from a 
mystical appreciation of the usually accepted conceptions of conservative Christianity. 
Micklem, Nathaniel. The Open Light, An Enquiry into Faith and Reality. 

New York: George H. Doran Company, 1921. 165 pages. $2.00. 

A refreshingly vigorous and attractively written popular book to show the reason- 
ableness of the fundamentals of Christian faith. The considerations and positions 
brought forward are in the the main the familiar arguments derived from an idealistic 
philosophy, and do not come to close grips with more recent psychological and historical 
problems. For the ordinary layman it is a wholesome and heartening book. 
Noldin, H., and Schonegger, A. Be Poenis Ecclesialicis. Innsbruck: 

Rauch, 1921. 119 pages. 

A detailed exposition of the Catholic system of discipline, showing the form and the 
regulation of penalties imposed by the church. These are related explicitly to canon 
law as well as to the general teachings of the church. 

Rapicavoli, Carmelo. Liberalismo e Proteslantesimo. Rome: Casa Ed. 
"La Speranza," 1921. 96 pages. 

A study of liberal thinking in Italian life today, and an evaluation of Protestantism 
in relation to the issues with which liberalism is concerned. 

Sperry, Willard L. The Disciplines of Liberty. New Haven: Yale Univer- 
sity Press, 1921. 164 pages. $2.00. 

A series of brilliantly written essays, dealing with various crucial questions of 
modern life. They illustrate both in content and in spirit that freedom which char- 
acterizes critical thinking, and they embody the forward-looking, flexible devotion 
which comes from this type of Christian faith. 


Telch, Charles. Epitome Theologiae Moralis. Innsbruck: Rauch, 1921. 

vi+602 pages. M. 40. 

A Latin manual for the use of Catholic priests and father confessors, setting forth 
with admirable clearness and detail precisely what should be taught concerning morals, 
and elucidating both doctrine and administration of the sacraments. Appendices 
and a copious index together with the well-organized text make this an exceptionally 
full and accurate guide for the Catholic priest. 

von HtJgel, Friedrich, Baron. Essays and Addresses on the Philosophy of 
Religion. London: J. M. Dent & Sons; New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 
1921. vii+308 pages. $6.00. 

Essays collected and arranged by the author to set forth his positions con- 
cerning (1) the nature of religion, (2) certain problems connected with the teaching of 
Jesus and the nature of Christianity, and (3) concerning institutional Christianity. 
The author's profound mysticism and his freedom in criticism make his messages 
challenging and suggestive. 

Wass, P. Virgil. Repetitorium Theologiae Fundamentalis. Innsbruck: 

Rauch, 1921. 328 pages. M. 30. 

A compact and well-arranged Latin compendium, by means of which students 
can quickly review the entire system of Catholic doctrine. 


Baker, Clara Belle, and Baker, Edna Dean. The Bible in Graded Story. 

New York: The Abingdon Press, 1921. 135 pages. $1.00. 

The fascinating stories hidden in the Bible put in usable form for use in the 
elementary grades of the public school, church school, or the home. The stories are 
prepared for six- to eight-year olds. Biblical phrasing is retained thus maintaining 
the literary values. The ethical and religious values arise from the stories in a natural 
way. The book itself is beautiful, with excellent paper, type, binding, and artistic 

Betts, George Herbert. The New Program of Religious Education. New 

York: The Abingdon Press, 1921. 105 pages. $0.75. 

A clear statement of the distorted emphasis in the programs of the Protestant 
church which places religious education at the bottom of the list of church functions 
when in reality it should head the list. Reasons for this are given together with an 
analysis of current education and a sketch of the program and method the church will 
adopt when it appreciates its real task. An excellent discussion on one of the most 
pressing problems of Protestantism. 

Cope, Henry F. Principles of Christian Service. Philadelphia: The Judson 

Press, 1921. 141 pages. $0.60. 

One of four textbooks for the adult department in the "Standard Course in Teacher 
Training" outlined and approved by the Sunday-School Council of Evangelical Denomi- 
nations. This volume presents the reasons for and necessity of service on the part of 
the church and church members; analyzes the church program in terms of service 
and evaluates the possibilities of service in the home, community, world, and the 
church itself. 


Danielson, Frances Weld. Methods with Beginners. Boston: The 

Pilgrim Press, 1921. 162 pages. $0.60. 

Two years ago the Sunday School Council of Evangelical Denominations prepared 
an outline of a "Standard Course of Teacher Training" for all the churches in the 
United States and Canada. The author was selected to write the section on methods 
for the beginners' department. She is recognized as an authority in this field and 
presents a readable analysis of beginners' methods. 

Hanson, Helen Patten. A Travel Book for Juniors. New York: The 

Abingdon Press, 1921. 252 pages. $1.25. 

Thirty-two stories for juniors giving experiences of a trip from the United States 
to and through the Bible lands. Bible references and historical incidents which refer 
to the various places visited are woven into the story in an interesting way. 

Hartley, Gertrude. The Use of Projects in Religious Education. Phila- 
delphia: The Judson Press, 1921. 91 pages. $1.00. 
One in a series of texts in religious education known as the "Judson Training 

Manuals for the Church School of the Church." The author, by gathering schemes 

that have actually proved successful, shows how the average teacher anywhere can 

use all sorts of projects right at hand to stimulate interest. 

Poteat, Edwin! McNeill. The Withered Fig Tree. Philadelphia: The 

Judson Press, 1921. $1.00. 

A discussion of stewardship prepared for use in stewardship training classes. It 
is rather formal in method and content. 

Smith, Roy L. Moving Pictures in the Church. New York: The Abingdon 

Press, 1921. 37 pages. $0.35. 

A little pamphlet by one who has pioneered, blundered, and finally developed 
ripened judgments regarding the wisdom and methods of using moving pictures in 
church work. He believes that the church should use moving pictures. He tells 
why, answers the many objections, and points out the pitfalls to avoid. 


Agar, Frederick A. Modern Money Methods for the Church. Philadelphia: 

The Judson Press, 1921. 144 pages. $1.00. 

The author is a successful adviser of churches in the organization and promotion 
of the church enterprise. In this little volume he presents the principles, methods, 
and detailed program of financing a church. The author knows from experience what 
is wise and effective. 

Brown, Charles Reynolds. Social Rebuilders. New York: The Abingdon 

Press, 1921. 147 pages. $1.25. 

Studies of Moses, Elijah, Amos, Isaiah, and Nehemiah as constructive leaders of 
the national life in periods not unlike our own. It is written in the pungent style and 
marked by the clear insight which have made Dean Brown a leader in modern thought 
and life. 

Burney, C. F. The Gospel in the Old Testament. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 

1921. 256 pages. $3.50. 

Twenty sermons by the Oriel Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture at 
Oxford. The historical method and point of view so admirably represented in the 


author's commentary on Judges are here sicklied o'er with the pale cast of homiletic 
thought; and the sermons are not good enough to atone for the damage done to the 

Dalrymple, Damon. The Mantle of Elijah. New York: George H. Doran 

Co., 1921. 124 pages. $1.50. 

The writer boldly uses the device of the parting words of Elijah to Elisha to set 
forth the modern charge to the Christian minister who would continue the prophetic 
succession; as full of anachronisms as a Dutch Holy Family representing the burgo- 
master's houshold, in which Elijah quotes Tennyson and blends the language of Zion 
with a racy vernacular; but interesting because of its audacity and timely in its 

Shannon, Frederick F. The Economic Eden. New York: Fleming H. 

Revell, 1921. 160 pages. $1.25. 

Another volume from the fertile pulpit of Dr. Shannon. Fresh titles; interesting 
use of poetry and quotation; clear sermonic divisions; truth fitted to the times; 
occasional paragraphs of real eloquence; never the cheap or flippant note; less sus- 
tained in quality than The Enchanted Universe; not "great" preaching, but worthy 
of publication and wide reading. 

Williams, Charles D. The Prophetic Ministry for Today. New York: Mac- 

millan, 1921. 157 pages. $1.75. 

A volume worthy of the Lyman Beecher Lectures by the Bishop of Michigan; 
pulsing with the social passion of a brave man and fearless preacher; rich in suggestion; 
clear and energetic in style; true to the prophetic conception of the ministry while 
not rejecting the priestly. 


Gamble, Sidney D., assisted by Burgess, John Stewart. Peking, A Social 
Survey. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1921. vii+538 pages. 
A commendable example of the scientifically organized kind of investigation 

indispensable to the wise planning of remedial work. This admirably complete survey 

was conducted under the auspices of the Princeton University Center in China, and 

the Peking Y.M.C.A. 

Hayne, Coe. By-Paths to Forgotten Folks. Philadelphia: The Judson Press, 

1921. 203 pages. $1.25. 

Popular sketches depicting aspects of missionary work among the American 

Hobhouse, L. T. The Rational Good. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1921. 

237 pages. $2.00. 

An unusually suggestive and closely analyzed study of human impulses and the 
ways in which they are controlled and directed. The rational good is defined in terms 
of a harmonizing of all interests and facts which experience must meet. A rational 
self-control and a rational organization of society constitute the ends of an evolutionary 
process. The moral consciousness of man gives to him a creative share in the shaping 
of things in the interest of harmony. 


Langdale, John W. Citizenship and Moral Reform. New York: Abingdon 

Press, 1021. 141 pages. $1.25. 

An appeal to Christian people to express their Christianity in good citizenship. 
The various chapters set forth certain fundamental facts, cite instances in which 
actual improvement has been secured, and show how the Christian spirit may find 
active expression. 

Mathews, Shailer, and Smith, Gerald Birney. A Dictionary of Religion 
and Ethics. New York: Macmillan, 1921. iii+513 pages. $8.00. 
A one-volume work, planned to furnish reliable information on religious and 
ethical matters. More than one hundred scholars contribute, and the historical point 
of view is maintained throughout. Particular attention has been given to the leading 
features of ethnic religions, as well as to the historical, doctrinal, and practical aspects 
of Christianity. 

Park, Robert E., and Burgess, Ernest W. Introduction to the Science of 
Sociology. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1921. v+ 1,040 
pages. $4.50. 

A textbook consisting of readings selected from a remarkably wide range of sources, 
and unified by the organization of topics and the interpretative sections supplied by 
the authors. With its copious bibliographies it constitutes an excellent guide and 
source book for acquaintance with the scientific method of studying social behavior 
and social groups. 

Wilkins, Ernest Hatch. Dante: Poet and Apostle. Chicago: The Univer- 
sity of Chicago Press, 1921. vii+87 pages. $1.25. 
A brochure containing the early life story of Dante, his philosophy of life as 

revealed in the Divine Comedy, the Convivio, and the Monorchia; and some comments 

upon the poetic qualities of the Divine Comedy.