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Robert E. Fitch

Robert E. Fitch

The Nature of Religion The Sacred and the Profane. by Mircea Eliade. Translated from the French by Willard R. Trask. Harcourt, Brace. 256 pp. $4.50.   There is matter enough...

American Protestantism American Protestantism and Social Issues, 1919-1939. by Robert Moats Miller. University of North Carolina Press. 385 pp., $6.00.   It is the great convenience of the church (temple,...

Religion, in Dewey’s phrase, is more obviously an affair of having, being, and doing, than it is an affair of knowing. It is possible to...

Serving the Community Religion and Social Work Edited by F. Ernest Johnson Harper. 194 pp. $3.00.   The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, under whose auspices we get this...

There is by now overwhelming testimony to the fact that many Americans, and perhaps especially those in the academic and intellectual professions, believe themselves to...

Communism’s Attack on Religion Religion Behind the Iron Curtain. by George N. Shuster. Macmillan. 281 pp. $4.00.   To give us the story of religion behind the Iron Curtain, Dr....

In December 1953, Jacob Taubes argued in the pages of this journal that the currency of such phrases and conceptions as “the Judeo-Christian tradition” obscured...

Religion and the American State Church, State, and Freedom. by Leo Pfeffer. Beacon Press. 675 pp. $10.00. Church and Society: Catholic Social and Political Thought and Movements, 1789-1950. by Joseph...

Call it “the purge of eggheads” or the “tide of anti-intellectualism,” or what you will, there is no denying that the intelligentsia as a class...

Freedom and Responsibility Heresy, Yes—Conspiracy, No. By Sidney Hook. John Day. 283 pp. $3.75.   For the thoughtful person, reading something by Sidney Hook means an encounter with a mind...