The Philosophical Basis of Religion: A Series of Lectures

The Philosophical Basis of Religion: A Series of Lectures

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The Philosophical Basis of Religion: A Series of Lectures

The Philosophical Basis of Religion: A Series of Lectures

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Six of the lectures contained in this volume--the third, fourth, fifth, seventh, sixteenth and seventeenth-- were delivered in April of this year before the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn, U.S.A.; the two first were composed at the same time, and were intended to be introductory to the course; while the substance of the sixth, together with the eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth were read some years ago to the Theological Alumni Association of the University with which I have the honour to be connected.

The lectures which constitute the body of this work are mainly essays in the reconstruction and history of religious belief. The importance of the problem and the pressing need of its solution will hardly be denied by any one who realizes the significance of the unrest and confusion of ideas which have invaded our modern life. The appeal to external authority in any form does not in our day carry conviction even to those who make it. Nothing short of a complete revision of current theological ideas, as I am convinced, can bring permanent satisfaction to our highly reflective age. I have . . .

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