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American Education and Religion: The Problem of Religion in the Schools


reviewed by J. Gordon Chamberlin 1953

coverTitle: American Education and Religion: The Problem of Religion in the Schools
Author(s): F. Ernest Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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As the library of books on "religion in education" spreads along the bookshelves there is place for a symposium, if only because it sharpens awareness of the irreconcilability of the various positions more surely than do works by individual writers. This symposium is no exception. Under the able editorship of an old hand at this sort of thing, Dr. F. Ernest Johnson, the volume brings together ten papers originally presented in the 1950-51 program of the Institute of Religious and Social Studies in New York City. The papers are introduced by a "Statement of the Problem" and followed by a "Summary and Conclusion." First comes a provocative paper on "An 'Experimentalist's' View," by Dr. Vivian T. Thayer, then papers by Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant "educators" who deal primarily with religion and public education. The papers are on one or another aspect of religion in higher education. The large place given to religion... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 6, 1953, p. 350-350
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4958, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 12:59:58 PM

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