In broadest and most general terms possible, one might say that religious life consists in the belief that there is an unseen order, and that our supreme good lies in harmoniously adjusting ourselves thereto. This belief and this adjustment are the religious attitude of the soul. In the ordinary sense of the word, however, no attitude is accounted religious unless it be grave and serious; the trifling, sneering attitude of a Voltaire must be thrown out if we would not strain the ordinary use of language. Moreover, there must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate Religion. If glad, it must not grin or snigger; if sad, it must not scream or curse. eternal reason, as well as the passionate out- cry of Job.' * But the battle against intellectualistic and affectivistic conceptions of Religion is not yet won. The recent definitions of Tiele and ofKaftan show only too clearly how strong the tendency remains to identify Religion with some feeling or emotion.


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