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August ii, 1909.
DR. ELIOT'S N On Thursday, July 22nd mer president of Harvar< address before a summer s bridge, in which lie said so following is the abstract 1 country in the daily paper: of a new religion, he is repo u win not be bound by dog be simple, but its field of acti be training in the developmen will attack all forms of evil, element. It will place no relii of nature. Prevention will bt surgeon one of its members. ' The new religion will not future generation is to be led, 1 there will be no personificatit fication of remarkable human "The new religion will not changed quickly. It will not death, but with joy and life. "God will be so immanent needed. Its nriests will atrivo t conditions. "The new religion will not present ills by the promise of This so-called "new relig hew. It is an old worn oil all needed by man. and a i human nature and the nat This is Unitarianism teach ing its own fruit and gone the Christian religion, deny the incarnation, the authc change of the human hearl there is no sin, and, therefc and no divine forgiveness, need of one. There is the the phrase?"Xo deificatioi ings"?It is a scoffer at tl "TU? ?t:?:? ?in a nt new icilglUU Will 11C be changed quickly." All t of human culture, with fiv< and "the improvement of i tions." Before the rise an of Christ which is encircli and love and practical her gram is both sad and silly. The Unitarianism of Nev so utterly empty of all tl seek after religion. If thei satisfy human conscience a in the eloquence of Parki has done his best to pour il A great company of men its environment found the was preached by Dr. Chapi truth which they needed, tl hearts responded. It was It will bear its fruit in lives happy homes, in good livin terment of human society sorrow and neare in death * - 1 ? * *' hope of immortality. Just why the former pre Unitarianism and his deni; THE PRESBYTERU EW RELIGION. , Dr. Charles W. Eliot, for1 University, delivered an chool of Theology at Cam>me surprising things. The .vhich has gone over the s. Prophesying the advent rted as saying: ma or creed. Its workings will on limitless. Its discipline will it of co-operative good-will. It There will be no supernatural ance on anything but the laws > its watchword, and a skilled be based upon authority; the lot driven. In the new religion on of natural objects; no deibeings. teach that character can be deal chiefly with sorrow and that no intermediary will be o improve social and industrial attempt to reconcile people to future compensation." ^ion" is neither religion nor t rejection of relicrion. as at confession of reliance upon ural evolution of the race, ing its own sec|uence, bearto seed. It is a rejection of ing all that is supernatural, >rity of the word and the : by grace. In this scheme re, no place for repentance, There is no Savior and no scoffing denial of Christ, in i of remarkable human bele grace of God, who says, >t teach that character can his is the humanitarian plan e-foot shelves of old books, social and industrial condi ci progress of the Kingdom ng the globe with its light ?eficence, the Harvard pror England has never seemed lose things for which men re was anything that could nd human heart to be found er or Channing, Dr. Eliot : out, spilled on the ground, and women in Boston and Word of God's grace as it man and his evangelists the le good news to which their the Way of Life to them, pure and sweet,in good and g among men, and the bet. It will bring patience in and comfort in an assured sident of Harvard, with his 1 of Christianity should be \N OF THE SOUTH. asked to the platform of an ology is an enigma to us. dom" that is a defiant assaul sacred and dear to all Christ Cambridge address can be with the thought of those w God, who is "the Light of tht THE BEST E\ The temptation often com pone to some occasion when appreciate it, some specially prepared. He has labored theme. He has wrought wel he has something good to s, out badly. Not many are at 1 give all that good work to ju mind to reserve it. He contei the little company which has and indefinite thing, "a little He would better give the be: this people, to himself, and tc gation of the faithful few d ness, the very best he has to ually of the class to appreci ?Hnf ...? i i 1 ' iiuu nit uiiiiidLcr na.s a naDi cause they are few in numbe will soon come to say that t number of the faithful few smaller. On the other hand, them the very best he has, th< pliment that is in it touches too, in their hearts and mind: vertise the fact that the mil on ev<Mi the had days. The ni and the minister has his rew; the appreciation of an incr hearers. By giving his best every 1 reputation. He comes to be all the time. He will not "fa of the people and of the comr best every time reacts upon trim. It enables him to do i The effort is quickening, eh vigor of thought, his beauty illustration, the warmth of 1 speech will all feel the gracit The best one can give is n oil for the sanctuary must bt tuary's sake, no less than for offered must be without blei vidual worshipper as for the dor must be as gracious and country and its distinctive pi court as in a great one. T1 hearers are the wage. He r little company as in the erre; time the most effective work reason of smallness of num hearers with the power and the gospel. When thus dea man to man, if his shafts be may miss the happiest result! 5 Episcopal school of Therhis is an "academic freet upon that which is most :ian churches. Dr. Eliot's put on the five-foot shelf ho never knew the Christ : Wordld." rERY TIME. es to the minister to postmore people will hear and good work which he has hard on some interesting 11 upon it. He knows that ay. But the Sunday turns the church. He dislikes to st a few. He makes up his ids himself with giving to assembled that very vague talk." Has he done right? st lie has. He owes this to ) God. That little congreeserve, for their faithfulgive them. They are itsti f aic it iiiusi. ii incy nna t of putting them off, ber, with "a little talk," they hey need not go, and the will gradually grow even , if they find that he gives :y feel rewarded; the comthem; they get real good, 3, and they go away to adnister does his best work imbers gradually increase, ird in a good name and in eased number of faithful time the preacher o^ins a known as up to the mark 11 down" in tViA Actitnof nunity. And his doing his himself. It keeps him in even better the next time, rvating, stimulating. His of diction, his aptness lis heart and the glow of dus effect. one too good to give. The ; well beaten for the sancthe people's. The sacrifice mish as much for an indimultitude. The ambassastrong in representing his rinciples in a little foreign lie souls of the minister's nav earn it as well in the it throng. Indeed, ma/iy a one ever does is when, by ibers he gets close to his beauty and sweetness of ling with them almost as : not polished and true he5 of an effective ministry.