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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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Volume I MARCH 1921 Number 2
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THE JOURNAL OF RELIGION
CONTENTS FOR MARCH 1921
WHAT IS THE PRESENT ATTITUDE OF COLLEGE STUDENTS TOWARD
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,
CHRISTIANIZING ASSAMESE FOLKWAYS IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
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
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
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,
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
Do Not Miss
The Journal of Religion for May
The Bible and the Proletarian Movement, by Professor Harry F. Ward, of
Union Theological Seminary.
Religion in Terms of Social Consciousness, by Professor Edward Scribner
Ames, of the University of Chicago.
The Historical Reconstruction of Hebrew Religion and Archaeology, by Pro-
fessor Julian Morgenstern, of Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati.
Religion and the New Cultural Movement in China, by Professor Clarence
H. Hamilton, of the University of Nanking, China.
The Common Problems of Theological Schools, by Professor William Adams
Brown, of Union Theological Seminary.
SOME OPINIONS CONCERNING THE JOURNAL
From a State Director of Religious Education:
"It seems to me your new journal is striking my sore places and immaturities
as though you had very carefully diagnosed my condition I thought so highly
of the journal that I told several of the men about it at the — conference yester-
day, and sought to get them to read the journal."
From a College President:
"I have looked over with very genuine interest this first number, and it seems
to me to promise excellently."
From a Pastor:
"I expected a first-class journal, but I also expected that the first number might
leave room for improvement— and I am afraid it cannot be improved. The first
number is good enough, and leaves httle room for improvement."
From the Editors of an influential Review:
"This note of congratulation is none the less hearty altho belated. The editors
of the ■ feel that the times and the needs of the religious world today call for
just such a publication as the Journal of Religion. Any journal that has the courage
of Its convictions, is free from sectarian bias, stands for universal fellowship of the
spirit, and holds up ideals that make for self-reaUzation will fill an enviable place in
the religious world. The first number of the Journal of Religion from a mechanical
point of view gives evidence of fine discrimination, and from the religious side the
articles are most rewarding."
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
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
ELIZABETH E. HAY ("Christianizing Assamese Folkways in Marriage
and Family Life"), is Superintendent of a Normal School in Nowgong,
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
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FRANCIS JOHN McCONNELL ("Is There a Religious Breakdown of the
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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
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
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