Excerpt from The Church of to-Day: A Plea
The essentials of Christianity have not been out grown, but they ought to be detached from many crude notions that have long obscured them or di verted attention from them. The present demand is not so much for creed revision as for creed subordination. All intelligent followers of Jesus are coming to understand that the religious life is larger than any doctrinal system, and While a Con fession of F aith may be serviceable to many per sons, nevertheless practical Christians have learned to find its true value in what it does to enlarge our common religious life, rather than in What it ao complishes by maintaining a mere uniformity of opinion.
The warfare of science and theology is now seen in a new light. It is not a deadly combat in which one or the other must be defeated or destroyed. It is a constant and growing readjustment, with mod ifications on both sides, by which religion gains a surer footing and a Wider horizon, while science becomes an associate with piety in a diviner art of life. Religion has ceased to fear science, and sci ence has ceased to hate religion; each has changed its attitude toward the other, and both recognize that they are coordinate agents whose essential purpose is the same: to serve man and glorify God.
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