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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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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 

UNSOLVED PROBLEMS 

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 

BOOKS RECEIVED 664-666 

INDEX 667-672 

BOOKS REVIEWED IN THIS NUMBER 

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 





The Journal of Religion 
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Why a Publication of This Kind ? 

Religion is one of the strongest forces in human life. How much do we really know 
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"The Contribution of the Open Forum to Democracy in Religion," by George W. 
Coleman, the father of the Forum movement. 

"Glimpses of the Religious Life of New Japan," by Professor Kenneth Saunders, 
for years a resident in the Orient. 

"The Mission of Reform Judaism," by Samuel S. Cohen, an influential rabbi. 
"What Are the Fundamentals of Christianity ? " by Professor C. R. Moehlman, who 
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Who's Who In 

The November Journal of Religion 



MAURICE GOGUEL ("The Religious Situation in France") is 

Professor of Exegesis and New Testament Criticism in the 
Faculty of Protestant Theology in Paris. He is the author of 
various books dealing with New Testament problems. 

JOHN EDWARDS LE BOSQUET ("The Unconventional God") 
is a successful pastor in Fall River, Mass., and an occasional 
contributor of thought-provoking articles to theological 
periodicals. 

C. J. CADOUX ("The Proposed Creedal Basis of Christian 
Reunion") is Professor of New Testament in Yorkshire United 
Independent College, at Bradford, England, and author of The 
Early Christian Attitude to War and The Guidance of Jesus for 
Today. 

CLARENCE H. HAMILTON ("Idealistic and Pragmatic Inter- 
pretations of Religion") is Professor of Philosophy and 
Psychology in the University of Nanking, China. 

JOHN WRIGHT BUCKHAM ("Mysticism and Personality") is 

Professor of Christian Theology in the Pacific School of Religion, 
and author of Mysticism and Modern Life, Progressive Religious 
Thought in America, and other works. 

E. ALBERT COOK ("The Kingdom of God as a Democratic 
Ideal") is Professor of Religious Education in Pacific University, 
Oregon, and author of Christian Faith for Men of Today. 

ANGUS STEWART WOODBURNE ("The Psychological Study 
of Conversion in India") is Professor of Philosophy in Madras 
Christian College, Madras, India. 



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