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THE 



Journal of Religion 

Continuing the BIBLICAL WORLD and the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY 



Vol. I JULY 1921 No. 4 



Revivalism As A phase of Frontier Life 

By Peter G. Mode 

Some significant aspects of the theology of buddhism 

By Kenneth Saunders 

The More-Than-Human Values of religion 

By Edgar S. Brightman 

THE AMERICAN JEW: HIS PROBLEMS AND HIS PSYCHOLOGY 

By Morrris S. Lazaron 

RELIGIOUS AND OTHER ECSTASIES 
By James H. Leuba 

What Alternatives Can Religion present to the Will 

of Modern Man? 

By H. W. Wright 

the moral Valuation of Our Economic order 

By Harry F. Ward 

What did the idea of Messiah mean to the 
Early Christians? 

By Ernest F. Scott 



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THE JOURNAL OF RELIGION 



Vol. I CONTENTS FOR JULY 1921 No. 4 



REVIVALISM AS A PHASE OF FRONTIER LIFE 337-354 

By Peter G. Mode, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 

SOME SIGNIFICANT ASPECTS OF THE THEOLOGY OF BUDDHISM . . 355-361 
By Kenneth Saunders, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California 

THE MORE-THAN-HUMAN VALUES OF RELIGION 362-377 

By Edgar S. Brightman, Boston University, Massachusetts 

THE AMERICAN JEW: HIS PROBLEMS AND HIS PSYCHOLOGY . . . 378-390 
By Morris S. Lazaron, Baltimore, Maryland 

RELIGIOUS AND OTHER ECSTASIES 391-403 

By James H. Leuba, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 

WHAT ALTERNATIVES CAN RELIGION PRESENT TO THE WILL OF 

MODERN MAN? 404-415 

By H. W. Wright, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 

UNSOLVED PROBLEMS 416-420 

THE MORAL VALUATION OF OUR ECONOMIC ORDER. By Harry F. 

Ward, Union Theological Seminary, New York City 416 

WHAT DID THE IDEA OF MESSIAH MEAN TO THE EARLY CHRISTIANS ? 

By Ernest F. Scott, Union Theological Seminary, New York City . . . 418 

CURRENT EVENTS AND DISCUSSIONS 421-431 

BOOK REVIEWS 432-440 

A NEW HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS. By Henry J. Cadbury, Andover 

Theological Seminary 432 

A NEW COMMENTARY ON REVELATION. By Shirley Jackson Case, 

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 433 

THE DEVELOPMENT OF PENANCE IN CHRISTIANITY. By John T. 

McNeill, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada 437 

BOOKS RECEIVED 441-448 



BOOKS REVIEWED IN THIS NUMBER 

Barton and Goods peed, A Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels in Greek 432 

Charles, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Revelation of St. John .... 433 

Walkins, A History of Penance 437 





Features 

of the September Number of The Journal of Religion 

Just what do we mean when we use the word GOD ? Does it stand as a 
symbol of the Spirit of the social group to which the religious man belongs ? 
Or does it indicate the vast Cosmic Reality on which man's ultimate fate 
depends? We are publishing two articles of unusual suggestiveness: 

"The Validity of the Idea of God," by Professor Edward Scribner 
Ames, of the University of Chicago. 

"Is the Group Spirit Equivalent to God for All Practical Purposes?" 

by Professor William Ernest Hocking, of Harvard University. 

What is the part which the native religions are playing in the ferment of 
oriental thinking today ? Is Buddhism capable of a genuinely modern mission ? 
Interesting facts are set forth in an article, 

"Present Tendencies in Chinese Buddhism," by Professor Y. Y.Tsu, 
of St. John's College, Shanghai, China. 

Many a pastor finds the struggle with the economic problem a serious 
consideration. How much a better salary would contribute to his peace of 
mind and his spiritual efficiency! But what are the qualities most valued by 
churches looking for a "strong" pastor ? Searching words are spoken on this 
point in an article, 

"The Economic Struggle within the Ministerial Profession," by Rev. 
William E. Hammond, a pastor in Minnesota. 

Where does psychology leave us in our valuation of religion? Is psy- 
chology a friend to reinforce religious ideals, or is it a scientific vampire caring 
only to use religion to further its technical ends? A wise and authoritative 
message on this subject is found in 

" Psychology and the Spiritual Life," by Professor Rufus M. Jones, of 
Haverford College. 

The usual departments of Current Events and Discussions and Book 
Reviews will be full of interest. The annotated list of Books Received in 
each number is designed to give prompt information concerning new publica- 
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Who's Who In 

This Number of the Journal of Religion 

PETER G. MODE ("Revivalism as a Phase of Frontier Life") is Professor 
of Church History in the University of Chicago, and author of A Source 
Book for American Church History. 

KENNETH SAUNDERS ("Some Significant Aspects of the Theology of 
Buddhism") is Literary Secretary of Y.M.C.A. in India, Professor in the 
Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California, and author of Gotama 
Budda: A Biography. 

EDGAR S. BRIGHTMAN ("The More than-Human Values of Religion") 

is Professor of Philosophy in the Boston University Graduate School, and 
author of The Sources of the Hexateuch. 

MORRIS S. LAZARON ("The American Jew: His Problems and His 
Psychology") is influential Rabbi of the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 
Madison Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. 

JAMES H. LEUBA ("Religious and Other Ecstasies") is Professor of Psy- 
chology at Bryn Mawr College, and author of A Psychological Study of 
Religion, The Beliefs in God and Immortality, etc. 

H. W. WRIGHT ("What Alternatives Can Religion Present to the Will 
of Modern Man?") is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Win- 
nipeg, and author of Faith Justified by Progress. 

HARRY F. WARD ("The Moral Valuation of Our Economic Order") is 
Professor of Christian Ethics in Union Theological Seminary, New York 
City, General Secretary of the Methodist Federation of Social Service, 
and author of The Social Creed of the Churches, The New Social Order, etc. 

ERNEST F. SCOTT ("What Did the Idea of Messiah Mean to the Early 
Christians?") is Professor of Biblical Theology in Union Theological 
Seminary, New York City, and author of The Fourth Gospel: Its Purpose 
and Theology, The Kingdom and the Messiah, etc. 



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