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BRIEF MENTION 463 

and "Week-Day Religious Instruction." A new feature to be commended is the 
selected bibliography appended in footnotes throughout the book. It is an ele- 
mentary manual characterized by practical idealism and educational accuracy. 

H. F. E. 

Wardle, Addie Grace. Handwork in Religious Education. Chicago: The 
University of Chicago Press, 1916. xviii+143 pages. $1.00. 
Miss Wardle's little volume treats in a specialized way a phase of the larger prob- 
lem of religious education. The first half of the book develops in an illuminating way 
the fundamental basis for handwork in the Sunday school. In the successful accom- 
plishment of this much-needed task the author has placed workers in the field of 
religious education under obligations to her. The later chapters give a detailed and 
varied graded program of handwork extending from early childhood into adolescence. 
This second part is characterized by many concrete directions and suggestions, which 
should be of immediate help to the worker. The book is cast in the form of a text with 
directions for handwork and added reading in connection with each chapter. A good 
bibliography gives added value to this handbook for the Sunday-school teacher and 
student of expression in religious education. The Sunday-school worker who reads this 
fresh study of a little-understood subject in the field of religious education will add to his 
efficiency and the sense of significance which should be present in this field. 

H. F. E. 

Winchester, Benjamin S. Religious Education and Democracy. New York: 

Abingdon Press, 1917. 293 pages. $1.50. 

There are two parts to this book. Part I originally appeared under the title, 
"Week-Day Religious Instruction," and as a commission's report on Christian Edu- 
cation to the ' ouncil of the Churches of Christ at St. Louis. Its concern 
is the educational tas.; confronting the Protestant Church in America. One hundred 
pages are given to a historical introduction, which touches upon important features 
of education during the Christian era and which forms a setting for the present issues. 
Fifty pages deal with the modern situation: "the mutual relations of church and state 
in providing education for democracy" are set forth, together with recent experiments 
in week-day religious instruction, such as the North Dakota, the Colorado, and the 
Gary plans; the need for a "wider religious education" than that afforded by the 
Sunday school is shown; and the task is thrown back upon the local community for 
solution through the co-operative experimenting of the church, the school, and the 
home. 

Part II is valuable for its presentation of "curricula of moral and religious instruc- 
tion in state systems of education" outside of the United States; of curricula used in 
the experiments noted above and in other schemes for religious instruction; and of 
proposed plans for more adequate moral and religious training. 

A fact of no little worth is Mr. Winchester's intimate contacts with the later 
developments whereof he writes. The person who wishes to get his bearings in matters 
of religious education and to go forward may turn to this book with confidence. 

F. G. W.