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Excerpt from The Religion of an Educated Man Companionship of the aca demic life, as sharers of the ideals ofeducated men. I meet you also in the larger fellowship of the religious life, which this college was founded to express, and which these lectures are designed to strengthen. At such a point of meeting, where the paths of education and religion join, and where one pauses as at the crossing of the roads, it is inevitable that he should glance along both these great highways of human life as they traverse the hills and valleys of experience, and should inquire whither each road directs the traveller and which way it is best to go. What is the relation of education to religion? How far do these two highways coincide and at what point do they part? Do their diverging tracks involve a lasting separation, or do the roads meet again as they approach a common end? What is it to be edu cated? What is it to be religious? What is the religion of an educated man? When one hears these uestions raised, he may well imagine that e is threatened with a renewal of the long-protracted debate concerning the relation of science and religion, - a debate on whose issue the life of the Christian Church has often been supposed to depend. What was to be come of religion in an age of science? How could the Mosaic cosmogony be ad justed to the doctrine of evolution? Was there room for miracle in a world of law? What was left of the Bible if its origin and its diversities of teaching were thoroughly explored? Must religion be dismissed from attention by a modern scholar as a survival of the pre-scientific View of the world? Was there any such thing as the religion of an educated man? - such have been the questions Which for generations seemed of critical significance for religion, and these bitter and prolonged controver sies necessarily involved much temporary doubt of mind and distress of heart. The ad'ustment of religion to the habit of mind ofj an educated man was often a painful process and often an impossible task. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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