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Journal of Religion
Continuing the BIBLICAL WORLD and the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY
Vol. I NOVEMBER 1921 No. 6
The religious situation in France
By Maurice Goguel
THE UNCONVENTIONAL GOD
By John Edwards Le Bosquet
THE PROPOSED CREEDAL BASIS. OF CHRISTIAN REUNION
By C. J. Cadoux
MYSTICISM AND PERSONALITY
By John Wright Buckham
IDEALISTIC AND PRAGMATIC INTERPRETATIONS OF RELIGION
By Clarence H. Hamilton
THE KINGDOM OF GOD AS A DEMOCRATIC IDEAL
By E. Albert Cook
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY OF CONVERSION IN INDIA
By Angus Stewart Woodburne
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THE JOURNAL OF RELIGION
Vol. I CONTENTS FOR NOVEMBER 1921 No. 6
THE RELIGIOUS SITUATION IN FRANCE 561-577
By Maurice Goguel, Faculty of Protestant Theology, Paris, France
THE UNCONVENTIONAL GOD 578-591
By John Edwards Le Bosquet, Fall River, Massachusetts
THE PROPOSED CREEDAL BASIS OF CHRISTIAN REUNION . . . 592-607
By C. J. Cadoux, Yorkshire United Independent College, Bradford, England
MYSTICISM AND PERSONALITY 608-615
By John Wright Buckham, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California
IDEALISTIC AND PRAGMATIC INTERPRETATIONS OF RELIGION . . 616-625
By Clarence H. Hamilton, University of Nanking, China
THE KINGDOM OF GOD AS A DEMOCRATIC IDEAL 626-640
By E. Albert Cook, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY OF CONVERSION IN INDIA .... 641-645
By Angus Stewart Woodburne, Madras Christian College, Madras, India
CURRENT EVENTS AND DISCUSSIONS 646-651
BOOK REVIEWS 652-663
THE RELIGIONS OF MANKIND 652
By A. Eustace Haydon, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
ISRAEL AND EGYPT 633
By J. M. Powis Smith, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
A NEW THEORY OF GOSPEL ORIGINS 655
By Clayton R. Bowen, Meadville Theological School, Meadville, Pennsylvania
GEORGE BURMAN FOSTER'S LECTURES ON THEOLOGY .... 657
By George Cross, Rochester Theological Seminary, Rochester, New York
PRINCIPAL GARVIE ON PREACHING 662
By Ozora S. Davis, Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois
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Foster, Christianity in Its Modern Expression 657
Garvie, The Christian Preacher 662
Knight, Nile and Jordan. An Archaeological History of the Inter-Relations between Egypt
and Palestine from the Earliest Times to the Fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 . . 653
Smith, The Solution of the Synoptic Problem 655
Soper, The Religions of Mankind 652
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MAURICE GOGUEL ("The Religious Situation in France") is
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JOHN EDWARDS LE BOSQUET ("The Unconventional God")
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C. J. CADOUX ("The Proposed Creedal Basis of Christian
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ANGUS STEWART WOODBURNE ("The Psychological Study
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