President Lowell and Bishop William Lawrence '71, Bishop of Massachusetts, are among the nine speakers who will appear on the platform of Peabody Hall on Sunday afternoons at 4 o'clock under the auspices of the Graduate Schools Society of Phillips Brooks House, between now and the Spring vacation.
These nine lectures are part of the general course on religion, which is being given under the auspices of Phillips Brooks House for the second successive year. The course has met with widespread approval and has been steadily attended by an average of between 400 and 500 people every Sunday.
At the end of the addresses the floor is thrown open for oral questioning. The lectures are open to all members of the University but not to the general public.
The schedule in full follows:
February 14--"Paths to Christian Unity."--Institutional Religion and Spiritual Religion, Denominationalism and Catholicity. The Rev. F. G. Peabody '69.
February 21--"Influence of Evolution on Religion."--Are they compatible? Biological Bases of Religion. Professor G. H. Parker '87.
February 28--"Religion qua Religion."--Distinction from Philosophy and Ethics, Mysticism, Prayer, the Way to Real Religion. The Rev. W. L. Sperry.
March 7--"Public Opinion and Religion."--Ethical and Religious Significance of Public Opinion. Role of Organized Religion. The Ministry--its Dangers and Opportunities--President Lowell.
March 14--"Law, Politics, and Religion."--The Church and State, Religion in Practice of Law, Legislative and Judicial Pressure from the Church. Dean Roscoe Pound.
March 21--"Business and Religion."--Source of Business Ideals, Ethics in Advertising, Competition, Preaching on Business Questions. Dean Donham '98.
March 28--"Religion in Education."--College Curricula, Public and Private Schools, Parochial Schools. Present Condition and Trends. Public Support of Church Schools. Dean H. W. Holmes '03.
April 4--"Mysticism, Evidence of God., Prayer."--Does Prayer Work? Actual Conscious Contact with God. Bases of Religious Beliefs. Professor Kirsopp Lake.
April 11--"Personal Religion."--Religious Doubts, Satisfaction, Enthusiasm for Active Living. Personal Acquisition and Practice of Religion. Victory over Wrong. Social Consequences. The Rt. Rev. William Lawrence '71.