Dr. Schurman on Religious Creed

Cornell Daily Sun

President Schurman addressed a large audience in Sage Chapel recently on "Religious Thought in the New Century."

In his introduction President Schurman said that the religious thought of the new century must necessarily depend upon that of the last century. The change of religious thought during the last century has been most marked. The fact of the existence of a non-denominational university like Cornell is a striking evidence of such a change. The change has been from a dogmatic, uninquiring position at the beginning of the century to one of anxious questioning and perplexity at the close.

"This has been," said President Schurman, "pre-eminently the period of science." The present generation has a greater fund of knowledge than any previous generation. This knowledge has had a remarkable effect on religious thought. The science of astronomy has greatly influenced it by the modern apprehension of the vastness of space. Geology and biology in their present from have also given much food for thought.

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