Science and Religion: Being the Morse Lectures for 1924

Science and Religion: Being the Morse Lectures for 1924

Science and Religion: Being the Morse Lectures for 1924

Science and Religion: Being the Morse Lectures for 1924

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This volume contains six lectures delivered in Union Theological Seminary, New York, in 1924 on the Morse Foundation. I have to thank the Trustees and the Faculty for the opportunity they gave me and for their tolerance in leaving me quite unfettered. In particular I wish to thank President Arthur C. McGiffert, D.D., for his great kindness to me during my visit.

The lectures are published almost precisely as they were spoken, and that may explain a certain insistence of style which seemed natural at the time. They are not meant for the learned, but rather for those who are learning; they were primarily addressed to the students attending the famous Seminary. My aim has been to show with concreteness and circumstantiality that modern scientific formulation in terms of the Lowest Common Denominators cannot be regarded as antithetic to religious interpretation in terms of the Greatest Common Measure. It is along this line that a synthesis must be sought.

To give a connected background to the second and third chapters I have included three Appendices:

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