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Intelligible Religion


reviewed by Howard L. Parsons - 1955

coverTitle: Intelligible Religion
Author(s): Philip H. Phenix
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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This is a small book, but a careful look into it will reveal depths and mysteries and values which have puzzled and awed pundits and common people through the ages. Dr. Phenix, associate professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia, has not written for the maudlin, the scoffers, the dogmatic, or the superficial. He has given us a straightforward, lucid, balanced account of the fundamental, universal characteristics of religious experience. He has by-passed the diversities of rites, the Babels of symbols, the Armageddons of doctrines, and the furious tempests of metaphysics. He has simply asked, What are the fundamentals of religious experience? And he has proceeded, with skill and insight, to describe as clearly and impartially as possible for him "necessary components of every human experience"—change, dependence, and so forth—and to show how religious experience is a heightened, serious response to these components and an attempt to interpret them in... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 56 Number 8, 1955, p. 466-466
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4768, Date Accessed: 8/10/2020 2:20:15 AM

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