Methods of Private Religious Living

Methods of Private Religious Living

Methods of Private Religious Living

Methods of Private Religious Living

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These methods undertake to show how religion can be made to produce definite observable results in improvement of human living. Under the title of Experiments in Personal Religion they were prepared during the year 1927-8 for the monthly bulletin of The Institute of Sacred Literature published at the University of Chicago. The bulletin was sent to people in all parts of the continent and many used it to guide them in personal experimental ventures of religious living to the end of discovering how to achieve an increased measure of human good. The writer and others have lived by means of the methods here described and have found them helpful, sometimes to a startling degree. Each of the ten chapters describes a distinct method, excepting the chapter on mysticism, where several methods are considered.

It must be emphasized that these methods are not the result merely of theoretical reasoning and logical inference. Of course reasoning has played . . .

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