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Journal of Religion 

Continuing the BIBLICAL WORLD and the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY 



Vol. I SEPTEMBER 1921 No. 5 



PSYCHOLOGY AND THE SPIRITUAL LIFE 
By Rufus M. Jones 

THE VALIDITY OF THE IDEA OF GOD 

By Edward Scribner Ames 

Is the Group Spirit equivalent to God for all practical 

Purposes? 

By William Ernest Hocking 

PRESENT TENDENCIES IN CHINESE BUDDHISM 
By Yu Yue Tsu 

The Economic Struggle within the ministerial Profession 

By William E. Hammond 

DEMOCRACY AND THE CHURCH 
By R. W. Frank 



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Vol. I CONTENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 1921 No. 5 



PSYCHOLOGY AND THE SPIRITUAL LIFE 449-461 

By Rufus M. Jones, Haverford College, Pennsylvania 

THE VALIDITY OF THE IDEA OF GOD 462-481 

By Edward Scribner Ames, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 

IS THE GROUP SPIRIT EQUIVALENT TO GOD FOR ALL PRACTICAL 

PURPOSES? 482-496 

By William Ernest Hocking, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

PRESENT TENDENCIES IN CHINESE BUDDHISM 497-512 

By Yu Yue Tsu, St. John's University, Shanghai, China 

THE ECONOMIC STRUGGLE WITHIN THE MINISTERIAL PROFESSION . 513-527 
By William E. Hammond, Walker, Minnesota 

DEMOCRACY AND THE CHURCH 528-535 

By R. W. Frank, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois 

CURRENT EVENTS AND DISCUSSIONS 536-549 

BOOK REVIEWS 550-557 

HOW SHALL WE CONCEIVE THE PERSONALITY OF GOD? By Gerald 

Birney Smith, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 550 

THE SOCIAL IDEALS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. By D. E. Thomas, The 

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 552 

A MASTER PREACHER ON PREACHING. By Ozora S. Davis, Chicago Theo- 
logical Seminary, Chicago, Illinois 554 

PREACHING AND LIFE. By Ozora S. Davis, Chicago Theological Seminary, 

Chicago, Illinois 55° 

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Webb, God and Personality (Gifford Lectures, 1018 and 1910, First Course) .... 550 

Webb, Divine Personality and Human Life (Gifford Lectures, 1918 and 1910, Second Course) . 550 

Smith, The Bible Doctrine of Society in Its Historical Evolution 552 

Cadman, Ambassadors of God 554 

Hoyt, The Pulpit and American Life 55 6 



Features of the November Number of the 
Journal of Religion 

How is the cause of religion faring in the war-torn nations of Europe ? A 
vivid picture of the conditions which Protestantism must face in one country is 
furnished in an article, 

The Religious Situation in France, by Professor Maurice Goguel, 
of Paris. 

The present issue contains a remarkably stimulating presentation of the 
idea of God as the critical philosopher sees it. But what does the unschooled 
religious man today mean by the term "God" as he faces the universe of our 
common understanding ? A wise and thoughtful pastor answers this question. 
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The Unconventional God, by Rev. J. E. Le Bosquet, Fall River, 
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When the New Testament is investigated by methods of critical scholarship, 
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The Right of the New Testament, by Professor Ernest F. Scott, of 
Union Theological Seminary. 

The Reunion of Christendom! How many thousands of Christians are 
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uniformity in belief ? Readers of The Journal will welcome a candid discussion 
of this point. 

The Proposed Creedal Basis of Christian Reunion, by Dr. C. J. 

Cadoux, of Bradford, England. 

The religion of Mysticism is today attracting renewed attention. A careful 
examination of this type of religion is given in a study entitled: 

Mysticism and Personality, by Professor John Wright Buckham, 
Pacific School of Religion. 

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THEOLOGICAL STUDY TODAY 

Addresses delivered at the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the 
Meadville Theological School, June 1-3, 1920 

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I. The History of Religions 

The Historical Study of Religions 

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II. The Philosophy of Religion 

Philosophic Conceptions on Which Further Religious Progress Depends 
By George Rowland Dodson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy, 
Washington University 

III. The Old Testament 

Old Testament Study Today 

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IV. The New Testament 

New Testament Study Today 

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V. Church History 

History in Theological Education 

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VI. Systematic Theology 

The Modern Theological Method 

By Francis Albert Christie, D.D., James Freeman Clarke Professor of 

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VII. Religious Education 

Education in Worship 

By Theodore Gerald Soares, Ph.D., D.D., Professor of Homiletics and 
Religious Education and Head of the Department of Practical Theology, 
Divinity School, University of Chicago 

VIII. Social Ethics 

The Equipment of the Minister as a Social Reformer 

By Robert James Hutcheon, A.M., Caleb Brewster Hackley Professor of 

Sociology, Ethics, and the Philosophy of Religion, Meadville Theological School 

IX. President's Address 

The Modern Minister: His Training and His Task 

By Franklin Chester Southworth, D.D., LL.D., President and Professor of 

Practical Theology, Meadville Theological School 

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This Number of the Journal of Religion 



RUFUS M. JONES ("Psychology and the Spiritual Life"), is 
Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College, Haverford, Penn- 
sylvania, and author of Practical Christianity, Quakerism, a 
Religion of Life, The World Within, etc. 

EDWARD SCRIBNER AMES ("The Validity of the Idea of 
God"), is Professor of Philosophy in the University of Chicago, 
Pastor of the Hyde Park Church of Disciples of Christ, Chicago, 
and author of The Psychology of Religious Experience, The New 
Orthodoxy, etc. 

WILLIAM ERNEST HOCKING ("Is the Group Spirit Equivalent 
to God for all Practical Purposes?"), is Professor of Philosophy 
at Harvard, and author of Human Nature and Its Remaking, 
Morale and Its Enemies, etc. 

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WILLIAM E. HAMMOND ("The Economic Struggle within the 
Ministerial Profession"), is Pastor of the Community Church, 
Walker, Minnesota. 

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Sociology and Religious Education at McCormick Theological 
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