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inlr good nnil respected Illnlmp ooui-
leoitely calls attention to a vnluntato-
input tii Yogurt) to Iho dato or .lutnca
' ftt-vlu.lh Clarke's dcalli.'
., Dr. Clarko illctl, an llin lllshop
tlntes, In 1888 there In nothing to
llio contrary In tho "Wortc-twlny Re
ligion" culiimii.
'1 Ills limited spaco Is flllcil wltli
fnrcigrnphs, bowp oilglunl, souio quo
tation, goino unonymoiia, others villi
tho author's numo. They nto nil care
fully uillUil, but no, ulvvuys so ohio
Tully printed, mi may lo men In tho
tiKigraililral entirii In ttiu piragruph
lot'OnIng In i tic "Hswullnn Church
Chronicle,' ro Benjamin ! muKlln.
Illo retiltmi'lil Immediately pi erod
ing lames I'li'iiiinn Clarke's naino tr
tils awn, tmt node of' tlio iiarngraptiH
"nbovo It.
AnMo tlio ilev. Wtlftam M.'llrund-
Ak i'!;1'. I'll., 1)., tho following Is from llin
iiwn swumuni in a uuuiicuuriii oim-
lletl, "From iliu Old Kultli to tho
Now," .mil Issued lyy llin American
unitarian Association, Homnii, In
which lio with four olliei minister
llnptist, Congregatlon-iHsl, I'iuxIijIi
rlnn. ninl Alo'lindlst, gtvo tliulr rea
sons Tar a chnngo (if fnlth:
"I wiiii tioni anil trained In the
Uliunti mv miliur was a elorgvnifi
In Dial ihiirch. It was nut until I Inul
liccit for ton joarn a minister of tin
cliiiicli of my parents ili.it I wan at
I.T-t aroused to a thorough upprecliv
lion (if llio faUonefs of mv itosltlnu
Tim awakening camo about In tills
sit wax fololi.-ntliiir tlio communion
of tlio Uonl'a Supper with my p n-
,i1p, ,uslnis llio iltiril enjoined liv mv
cliiiicli, when I camo to those minis
In llin pinycr. of consecration: 'Ai-
lyli'lity Cod, our heavenly f'ltlicr, who
of thy Ijiulcr mciey didst give tlilno
.only fc'on .lcr.nn Christ, to nifTcr death
iikhi tlio orujj for our redemption,
who made theio (liy his oim oblation
of himsrlf onco offcicil) a full, pot-
fcrt and tmillclrnl unci Iflott. lil.itlnn.
ninl willsfartlon for Iho flllli of llio1 Ihey ,m with ililileult prohlenis; title, of this article, 'n conlllct ho
whole woild." I nioft of all. I respect them for Iheln Iweeu ioIIkIoii and Iho clintch,' that
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never eouie heroro how itllfeitni w.u! lulons. nnd In slaiiilliiff hy them as Is a flesh Insplrallou from tlio spliit
tile setiso In whlrh I was uslnt; the-ej l)r Ciapsey did. Now ono of tho, or (lod, hroodlnt; over tho living pie
ords fiom tho sense in which my i most leni.iiknhlo nrilcles vvrlllen for' sent world, sind n Church WHICII-IS
pciiflc veto using them. Dared I. .nj ninny jcars has just appeared In "Tho' LAIKHM.Y A CRYSTALLIZATION
Hint place, franklv exphln lo these Aineflran .Magazine," eonlrllmtod hyjOlJT oi' TIIC nXIT.ltlP-NCi: AND
rollnw-wors.liljrpen! just what I did' Charles D. Williams, lllshop of Ml-. Till? MINI) OF TUB DKAI) PAST"
mt moan, an I make peifiTtly pi uu! ehlg.iu. a nolahle flgino In tho Kpls- Hear this fiom tho HMmp of the
in Iheni jn-.t what I leally meant?
Had I no' solrmnly, promised when
I vva! oidnlned to the ministry In ni
ehurcli that I would eonsclentlonsly
teach only the doctrine that my church
clnircli ni.pioved, doeliljios which I
Ii'id alllinied then siiitl llnlie 'that I
most sluceiely lulloved an I which I
hud at that time ac epled In Hie
-. ,utfLnc- "
, ,s g
fpiioo In wlilidi my ihuicli liidil tlu'iu?, "It In IoiIiik In many ways. It l'i
What liuhl had I to Ktdinl thi'ie ai ,i, lislnc In niiml cih. Alli'iid.iniu on ic
lirofcgtod tencliur of iho old falln? Ilgliliiit BorvlccM litiH fallen olT, i.irtl
I wan n hjporrll)'. I ioo fiom thntj
Horvlpn with oiiii nlaln nlleriiiLlisu lie-l
Toro me, cither I mint wlllidiaw ftunt'
Iho ministry (if m father u churoli
or eolifeSB mysolf to my own con
telunco to lio Insincere. It ill I not
take mo Ion;? to decide."
Later, v.o idinll le Dr. nrundaK'i'n
lilotoiy Iho rhiirch lie wits minlnlrr
of, when ho was oidiiilied a UnlMrlaii,
und where, mid IiIm present rtntiiH. ,
TIii'mi ilnncoH mo onl a tesitlt of
tho RPiieral ItitelllKenie, Blneerlty and
le.-iRonalilc atlltndo of llio cleiy of
Hie i:plncoiiil cliiiicli In Amerlr.i.
Willi lino rellKloim Hpltlt thewe
men can no more pi'imanonlly adlieio
to ii set cueil In i elision than they
e.ui preach what they do not lidleve.
Tho llWhop if Hawaii lilnoidf
i honed Ills xlncclty and iii'inllneAa
1) B0ln where his ielli;Ioiis eon vie
tloim led hllil
Methodists do not always In eomo
CplistopMll.iiirt, Ihoy often Join th
rnitarlnn ilmrcli, as limn. TiaiiK II.
Hellltialon and I,. M. tlarniiiii lune
ilono lately.
And tlio pasJKo of Ilplrnipal min
ister!) from their church Into thn Uni
tarian pulpit Is frupicnt ciioiikIi to
online ren.arlt.
He M K Selinrmetli'irn, of I'oiieli
keepule, was u prominent example.
then lte. (ioo (' Cox (Cincinnati
now InkliiR a p-iMKraduitp tonrso at
llai'viiid). Ilev CiMtavus Tuckcrnriii
(New Yolk), Ue. W. II. .lohnso-l
(rhllaitelphla), Ilev. Cnleli S Duttoii'
tllrool,l)ii). Ilev. Alfred II. Ill-own
IMaM), Dr. Crapse (Hocliesler) and
Tho Kptscopal Churili Itielf recoR
al.'ca tho tint on fm this exmlus. In
"The l.hliiK Church" I niied:
"If nieawires nro not ttikeu to off-
iict Ita rerriidescnce, there U Rio it
ilauuer Ilia', after a siore of e.us.
o.iv, Hie Anclleaii Church may waknl
ep In Ond Itself hopelessly culaiiKlcl
wlth Ailaulrm, uml uiialilo lunger tin
le.ieli the C.itholle tnltli wllli nutlinr -
Ity or with certainly or note."
I lnn tlio Uplscnptil Church I hao
n itic.it adiiilnillon for Us elllclentl
rlpi;:in.in who nio dolni; the host;
uipal churi.li or Anietlcn n man of,
sleillng sense and raro sympathies
I htiKi that everv poison who In
Interested In tellglous and social
iiuerllors will lead this artlclo rrom
which I havo space to mako only u
few extracts.
Speaklnp of tho cluueli, Iho lllshop
4j..-rf -U-U 2t
TfTTHI I "j ', i4' Z:&.iL!i!byl?& fc..
Sold only by the
cul.it ly tinning men. Co:t(;rct;utloiiii,
exrcnl In Dnoradlc ItiHtaneen. mu
It Is lohliiK i?ii1inul. It Is not keep-
liiK stop In memlicitdilp with tho enor
mous giowth of population In our II
leu. and tho rural districts present
the momnfitl siec(acIo of multitudes
of closed or 'fllcnl' churches '
It Is losing hold on tho masses and
classes alike It turns It? hack up'ia
tho (oiiKcslcd populations In tho
downtown regloni of our meat ellles
and follows Its choon cllculeles of
tlio wull-ln-ilu and icspectahle to tho
uptown districts.
It Is loslntf inllncucc. The volea of
tlio eliuicli docs not speak loilay with
the old time accent of authority. Men
lo not heed It as they used to. It
In frequently iRiioriil, sometimes ovon
wltli ciuilenipt. Tho niluhtry no
longer ntlr.utH .mhiiik men as It onco
Of Protestantism and CithollcUm
ho willes:
"Tho seem of I'lotcslantlsm nro
iidmlltliiK Its practical failure. While
the Itoman Lcimmunlon keeps up n
rpailous appearance of mil w aril pros
perity, yet that appearance Is main
tained only liy tho tlomU or liniill
Riatlou that pour In upon us annually
rioui lilln countries. The second
KciiPintlou of three luimlifiuuts,, hoin
on Amcrlrin soil, larnelj drifts away
fiom the chinch."
This la In agiec inenl wllli n leccnt
ahlo mill most oxtinoi'dlnaiy Bernnm
pieadifd in New Yoik. enlltled
"Dead Cathollclim anc11 Uylng Protest,
I'eihaps wllli tho llnltailaiis In
mind, the Ulsdiop says:
"AK.iln'we inuit notleo how rapidly
criticism, rclence ninl philosophy mo
Ihemsclves inssltiK fiom the incrcl
neiiallvo and dCHliticllvo iihaso of
their development to Iho iK)iltlo and
CourtructUe. They tire fast hecoin-
luu wllneseji lo spiritual tiulh.
J What la the Matter with the Church?
lllshop Williams asks, nnd pailly
'Tho fundameutul 'matter,' it seems
to me, is, as I havo pharsod It In tho
j "Iho cluueli holds Inst lo ancient
rot ins or aln'-tiin. and ethics which nrn
too small lo hold tho now sphlt of
lellglou. Wo eaiinot pitl tho new
wlno Inlo the old wlno skins."
"The New l'asslon for the larger
tl ntli and rlgliteoiisiiess c.iuiint bo
ni.ulo to cnuform to her old thumb
Alexander Young Bldg.
lilies or dogma, morals and ethics.
And so she either repudiate) them or
ugnids them suspiciously.
Tho religion of today has grown
inul expanded until It llnds tho walls
or the homo In which It was bom 'too
narrow nnd confining for Its spirit,
und It liuiHtR out or doors Into thn
open fields' or "Intellectual research,
moral vnrofnre mid social scrvlco,
while the' church" (listen to this),
"whllo tho church stays Indoors, ab
sorb! d 111 tho reek of her Incense, the
bus'tlo of her rites and tho preaching
of her orthodoxies."
Here wo have something much In
necord with what Dr. Remittor said In
"Tho Pi lend" u few iilouths ago:
".Mainland chinches of every, nnmo
nro rejecting eieeds us unchrlsltlau
Tho challenge this time Is not out
of thn "Cotigiegiillonal" fellowship,
but comes rrom the lllshop' of ono of
wlr lurgo mid important states. "Thn
Church preaches, for tho most part, n
nariow uml potty lotinil of ethics, tho
minor moralities of purely personal
conduct, rcpresontnbllltfes, good form,
technical pieties, und ecclesiastical
proprieties." And what this gieut und
good lllshop thinks, Is what thn ma
jority of tho nblest men In tho relig
ious denominations are thinking If
not saying. It Is not every man stand
ing In an otthodox pulpit who dareo
to speak nut as lllshop Williams does.
"In their deepest nspecti', thorcfnro,
this thirst for truth nnd demand for
llbeity In itn dlscoveiy aro essentially
lcllglous and 'Christian. Moioover,
the Intellectual honesty, tlio open-
lulndedi.css, tho piormiud reverence
Tor reality, that so commonly chnr
ticterlro the deepest students ir sci
ence nnd philosophy tho lgli mo
tive or liuninn service that so often
Inspires thonr In their leseniches nnd
their heroic sacrifice these nro all
lcllglous and Clnlatlaii virtues of tlio
robust kind.''
''Iho INtIcihihIIc Itiiox l Display
Tln-0 Virtues.
"Hut too ofen tho ecclesiastic does
not display then virtues la equal de
gree. And too commonly the Church
has not shown her conlldenco in all
truth as Cod's truth, and thereroro
Kshe lias attempted to put limitations
.about Its Investigation and dlscovoiy.
She has made her creeds Into pad-
i1oc!;b to conllnn them Instead or using
I them as Hags to follow, and so relig
ion has often been forced to leave the
Church and go out doors to tltid tho
truth. Again there"" nro multitudes of
men and women today longing and
seeking titter u first-hand experience
or tho 'Gospel ns tho power or Coil
unto salvation.' They want a religion
alive wltli the sense or a living nnd
present flod and thereforn ellielent in
I iieiuiug wiiii puysicai ami mural evil,
i disease and nln."
Tiiiinril (Iniiils."
"Hut they do not get what they
seek In tho average clnircli. It seems
to havo lost the faith which gives til
The concrete expression of the best that has been worked out
since the idea of an Adding Machine was first suggested.
Visible totals sub-totals in red automatic ribbon feed. Three
styles of paper carriages, one for simple listing, one for seVen col
umns, and one for nine columns, and all so constructed that carbon
copies can be made and varying thicknesses of paper used. Non
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led contact with Cod nnd 'to havo
preserved only h languid and nrtlllclal
ralth that onco lived and availed. It
deals, they feel, ill 'canned goods,"
stereotyped types of salvation, ciystal
ll70d and petrlllid orthodoxies now
largely empty of meaning and power
to tho modern man."
This same note was sounded years
ngo by 1'hllllps Ilrooks, another lllsh
op whoso sympathies wcio too largo
ror bis church: s
"The essence of Christian faith," he
said, "Is Hot tho Inspiration of tho
lllble, not tho election of certain souls
or the perdition of other souls, not
the length of man's punishment, not
tho doctrlno of tho Trinity, hut sim
ply this, the testimony of tho divine
In man to tho divine in mnn, that lifts
up tho man uml says, 'Fur me to bo
brutal is unmanly, to bo tllvlne Is to
bo my true self."
"Tho doctrlno iK lipophilic nucces
slnn Is a doctrine or magic, not u doc
tilno of religion "
And, "Wo Unit Hint the lower or
ders of tho Church's workers, tho
mere runners of her machinery, have
always been strictly and scrupulously
orthodox, while nil the Church's
noblest servants, they who have open
ed to her now heavens of vlt'lon and
new domains of work, Paul, Orlgen,
Teitilllhin, Ahelaid, Luther, Milton,
Coleridge, Maui lee, Swetlenborg, .Mar
tlnenli havo beon persecuted for be
ing what they truly weic, unorthodox.
Orthodoxy In tho Church is very much
what prejudice Is In tho single mind.
It Is tho premature conceit of cer
tainty In tho future tho vvholo con
ception of .orthodoxy is destined to
gto.v less nnd less prominent. Less
and less will men ask or any opinion,
"Is It orthodox?' Jloro and moro will
ask, 'It Is true?' Is It not tho sum
or the whole matter this, tliut ortho
doxy, as a piluclplo or nclon or stand
ard of heller, Is obsolete) nnd dead?
Personal judgment Is on tho throne,
und will lemaln there,"
Bo ho said, at the grave or ono of
his "ilear unoitbodox friends," James
Kiecmim Clnrlco:
"Ho belonged to tho whole Church.
Through 1 1 1 in the Master spoke to all
who had ears to hear. It is u beauti
ful, it solemn moment when the city,
the church, the world, gathers up the
completeness or it finished llio like
his, and thanks Cod ror It a power
and revelation thenceforth so long us
the city and the church and tho world
Phillips Ilrooks glorlded In tile Pur
itan nuteslry, mid hud u passion for
democracy lllshop Williams says:
"Tho religion of today Is possessed
by a passion for democracy. And
democracy, spiritually Interpreted. Is
but another name for that fundament
al ideal 4)t Christ's gospol 'tho uni
versal brotherhood or men under the
universal Fatherhood ot Ond.' " Those
words havo a pleasant sound to Uni
tarian ears. I wish thero were moro
or us who had tho courage to say:
"The Pioneer Paper
. .
"Tho Church not only confines Its
work mostly to the lespectnblo
classes, but It puts Itself ill a position
of dependence on the well-to-do." I
How does that sound, dear lllshop
"It accepts without question the
'tainted money' of 'wealth mnlcmc
tom' nnd Inscribes their names over
tho doors or its houses of worship
and its Institutions or education and
charity, fawns upon them with tlio
grace upon Its lips 'for what wo lire
about lo receive, the Ird mako us
tl lily thankful,' nnd often muzzles the
mouths of the prophets lest they of
fend tho sources of munlllcenco and
cheek the streams of bounty upon
which it depends.
"It regularly applies n different
and stricter standard of morals to the
beggar "who shall be deemed worthy
of Its charity than It does to the pa
tron who sits in tho front sent 111 the
church, tbe vestry and tho occlcslas
tlcnl legislature the Church us un
ecclesiastical body, Is out of touch
with (these movements). She speaks
tlmldlyupon such mntters, If at all.
She does not meet tlio religious de
mands or the age. Her morals and
ethics uro not big enough, nor her ser
vice adequate. Sho Is forever map
ping the floor, but docs not try to
turn off tho spigot. Hhe sends out her
corps of red-cross nurses to minister
to tho wounded in our unequal cco-
lMtriitilf. nnil Inilttalrlnl rnnftlM lint tthn
does not address herself to the causes
of tho strife. She pours wine and oil
Into the wounds of the hnlf-dead trav
eler on tho Jericho load, but sho does
not lend n hand to rid that road of
thlovcs nnd robbers."
With Dr. Kllot, lllshop Williams
recognises tl)j need ror a
Xew Itvllitlon.
"Religion lias today far outgrown
denomliiatlonnllsm and sectarianism.
They uro obsolete dead Issues that
ought to bo buried. It Is frankly ag-1
nostlcras to tlio moiupuystcni mys
teries nnd wholly Indifferent as to
Iho modes of ecclesiastical machinery
which liavn divided the Church Into
warring camps. It Is utterly Im
patient with the absurd nnd fatal di
visions and dissensions or Christen
dom. It still Insists upon holding as
essentials, forms nnd methods ot
ecclesiastical organization that tlio
really religious mind of the age lias
long ngo adjudged to bo mere mat
tors or utility and preference."
Although an ago'of scepticism, "an
ngo of upheaval or skepticism rather
than or ralth," when "historical crlt
lclsm has discredited for many tho
Hook on which ' Protestnntlsm is
built," when "tho Dlblo can no longer
bo nccopted by any Intelligent modern
man ns the literal and lnorrant Word
of Cod," snys tho Bishop; when
"churches that nre based upon an In
fallible Hook have therefore lost their
authority" and "scientific discoveries
and philosophic doubt have for many
undermined tho very foundations of
UKti.ii., i- ,"fr, , ijfai, VktA&iikJidAli&si
tho Christian faith," yet llio nishop
does not think that skepticism or tho
ultra forms of liberalism (trec-thlnk-Ing,
etc) will really reach the "cltadol
of faith."
"Illbllcal criticism and philosoph
ical doubt do not much affect the average-man.
Ho knows little and cares
less about them. The so-called liberal
form of Christianity which havo ud
justed themselves cure fully to thn
criticism, philosophy nnd sclenco of
the duy, make little appeal to tho av
erage man."
All this "spiritual unrest," luiwover,
tho lllshop considers u good symp
tom: "Tho Church is bound to becomo
more and moro hospitable to tho new
spirit or religion. She Is relating her
self here and there to tho great move
ments nnd tides of the spirit. More
and more prophetc nre beard in her
pulpits, pleading for nnd proclaim
ing the larger righteousness." ,
Tho Hlsbop's references to dogma,
creed, theological obruscatlons, nnd
nil sacerdotal non-essentials, nro .
"After asking, "Whnt do the West
minster Confession or the Thlrty-nlno
Articles mean to an intelligent Chi
nese or Japanese? What do the tho
ologlos or'the eccleslustlclsms of tho
fourth or sixteenth centuries count
for in the twentieth century Orient?"
lishnp Williams says:
"This much Is certain. If that re
conciliation Is to be affected, tho
Church cannot remake religion, can
not shrink It Into the old convenient
und cbnventlonat type, cannot crowd
it back into the old doctrlnnl and
ecclesiastical forms. Religion mndo
the Church In the first place, and it
must remake It 'today."
"Well tho dawn Is coming with a
glory nil Its own, falling heio and
there across the valley, tinting our
horizon with fascinating color. We
may shut our eyes to tlio spreading
Light, but that will not keep the light
from covering the whole enrth ns with
a robe; wo alone shall suffer in iso
lation nnd darkness.
Truth Is marching on!
nishop Williams stands In very lit
tlo danger of n trial ror heresy. Dr.
Crapscy's ordeal was probably tho
last or Its kind; it didn't pay the
Church, but called down upon it the
criticism ot Churchmen like Belli Low
nnd Andrew D. White.
When Mr. Cox declared that he
stood practically with Dr. Crapsey
upon Inspiration, the Virgin birth,
nnd the Trinity, the Assembly before
which he came said that there was
"No cause for action." And we may
be sure that In tho futuro there will
never be any cause for action upon
n matter of conviction nnd fnlth.
Tho forcible truth or this ser
mon has fallen like a thunderbolt up
on the religious world. We shall tnko
It up in our column later on.
Telephone 2294
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