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Journal of Religion 

Continuing the BIBLICAL WORLD and the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY 



VoL I MARCH 1921 No. 2 



What is the Present Attitude of College Students 

TOWARD ORGANIZED RELIGION? 
By Albert Parker Fitch 

THE Intimate Senses as Sources of Wisdom 

By Edwiti Diller Starbuck 

The functional Value of Doctrines of the Atonement 

By Shailer Mathews 

Religion and the concept of Progress 

By Clarence Marsh Case 

SOME RESOURCES OF THE MODERN PREACHER 
By Edward Increase Bosworth 

Christianizing Assamese Folkways in marriage 

AND Family life 

By Elizabeth E. Hay 

IS THERE A RELIGIOUS BREAKDOWN OF THE MINISTRY? 
By Henry Sloane Coffin, Gerald Birney Smith, Francis J. McConnell 

WHY DO RELIGIONS DIE?— A REPLY 
By A. Eustace Haydon 

DOES A PHILOSOPHY OF MORALS TEND TO UNDERMINE 

THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN A PERSONAL GOD? 

By George Cross 



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THE JOURNAL OF RELIGION 



Vol. I 



CONTENTS FOR MARCH 1921 



No. 2 



WHAT IS THE PRESENT ATTITUDE OF COLLEGE STUDENTS TOWARD 

ORGANIZED RELIGION? 

By Albert Parker Fitch, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts 

THE INTIMATE SENSES AS SOURCES OF WISDOM 

By Edwin Diller Staebuck, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 

THE FUNCTIONAL VALUE OF DOCTRINES OF THE ATONEMENT . . 
By Shailee Mathews, University of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois 

RELIGION AND THE CONCEPT OF PROGRESS 

By Clarence Marsh Case, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 

SOME RESOURCES OF THE MODERN PREACHER 

By Edward Increase Boswoeth, Oberlin Graduate School of Theology, 
Oberlin, Ohio 

CHRISTIANIZING ASSAMESE FOLKWAYS IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY 
LIFE 

By Elizabeth E. Hay, Nowgong, Assam 

CRITICISMS AND QUERIES 

IS THERE A RELIGIOUS BREAKDOWN OF THE MINISTRY? 

By Henry Sloane Coefin, New York City 

By Gerald Birney Smith, Chicago, Illinois 

By Francis J. McConnell, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 



113-128 
129-145 
146-159 
160-173 
174-176 

177-186 
187-194 



UNSOLVED PROBLEMS 

WHY DO RELIGIONS DIE?— A REPLY. By A. Eustace Haydon, University 
of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 

DOES A PHILOSOPHY OF MORALS TEND TO UNDERMINE THE CHRIS- 
TIAN FAITH IN A PERSONAL GOD? By George Cross, Rochester 
Theological Seminary, Rochester, New York 

CURRENT EVENTS AND DISCUSSIONS 

BOOK REVIEWS 

A NOTEWORTHY INTERPRETATION OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. By 
Edward L. Schaub, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 

A JEWISH VIEW OF JESUS. By Edward I. Bosworth, Oberiin Graduate School 
of Religion, Oberlin, Ohio 

OUR CHANGING RELIGION. By A. Eustace Haydon, University of Chicago, 
Chicago, Illinois 





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BOOKS REVIEWED IN THIS NUMBER 
Carpenter, Pagan and Christian Creeds .... 
Cooke, The Social Evolution of ReUgion ... 

Endow, A Jewish View of Jesus 

Geiger, Some Religious Implications of Pragmatism 

Pratt, The Religious Consciousness: A Psychological Study 

Rashdall, The Idea of Atonement in Christian Theology 



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Who's Who In 

This Number of the Journal of Religion 

ALBERT PARKER FITCH ("What Is the Present Attitude of College 
Students toward Organized Religion?"), is Professor of History of 
Religion in Amherst College, and author of the Yale Lectures entitled 
Paganism and Preaching, and other works. 

EDWIN DILLER STARBUCK ("The Intimate Senses as Sources of 
Wisdom"), is Professor of Philosophy in the University of Iowa, and 
author of The Psychology of Religion and Moral Education in the Public 
Schools. 

SHAILER MATHEWS ("The Functional Value of Doctrines of the 
Atonement"), is Dean of the Divinity School of the University of 
Chicago, and author of The Spiritual Interpretation of History, Patriotism 
and Religion, and other works. 

CLARENCE MARSH CASE ("Religion and the Concept of Progress"), is 
Associate Professor of Sociology in the University of Iowa. 

EDWARD INCREASE BOSWORTH ("Some Resources of the Modern 
Preacher"), is Dean of the Oberlin Graduate School of Theology, and 
author of Studies in the Teaching of Jesus and His Apostles and other 
works. 

ELIZABETH E. HAY ("Christianizing Assamese Folkways in Marriage 
and Family Life"), is Superintendent of a Normal School in Nowgong, 
Assam. 

HENRY SLOANE COFFIN ("Is There a Religious Breakdown of the 
Ministry?"), is Pastor of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church of 
New York, and author of the Yale Lectures entitled In a Day of Social 
Rebuilding, and other works. 

FRANCIS JOHN McCONNELL ("Is There a Religious Breakdown of the 
Ministry?"), is Bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania, and author of Understanding the Scriptures, Democratic 
Christianity, and other works. 

ALBERT EUSTACE HAYDON ("Why Do Religions Die?— A Reply"), 

is Assistant Professor in Comparative Religion in the University of 
Chicago. 

GEORGE CROSS ("Does a Philosophy of Morals Tend to Undermine the 
Christian Faith in a Personal God?"), is Professor of Systematic 
Theology in Rochester Theological Seminary, and author of What Is 
Christianitv ? 



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