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Niebuhr Stresses Religion Problem


More than 50 faculty members heard the Rev. Mr. Reinhold Niebuhr define the "religious problem" in liberal arts education Saturday night at the Faculty Club.

College curricula are not giving sufficient expression to religious principles according to the Union Theological Seminary professor. In his talk, the Rev. Mr. Niebuhr stated that Harvard was among the many schools he thought were guilty of this shortcoming.

He noted, however, a mild awing by some colleges toward increased instruction of religion, mentioning that 13 schools recently set up new undergraduate departments of religion.

The faculty members' meeting at which the theologian spoke was arranged by the United Ministry to Students in Cambridge. Also during the weekend the Rev. Mr. Niebuhr spoke at Memorial Church services and at the annual dinner at Kirkland House.

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