Modern Tendencies in World Religions

Modern Tendencies in World Religions

Modern Tendencies in World Religions

Modern Tendencies in World Religions

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One who is awake to what is happening in the big world outside his own limited section of it finds tangible evidence every day in his newspaper that humanity everywhere is amove. Here political revolution, there economic upheaval, yonder an intellectual awakening! Something interesting seems to be happening anywhere he turns his attention. "How fares religion amid all this change?" is a question that must occur many times to one who is interested in the faiths of mankind. Now and then an article appears purporting to discuss some phase of the question for a given part of the world. An occasional monograph on some one of the world's religions issues from the press. But where shall he go for a picture of the total world situation?

A desire to find out what was happening in different religions and a long difficult search for materials to satisfy that interest led to the preparation of this book. What a convenience it would be, I thought, if some one would survey the religions at the present time and bring together in concise form the result of this study. Believing that others would share that same thought the writer finally, after several times directing a Seminar on Modern Tendencies in World Religions, has brought together a brief statement of . . .

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