Religion: Figures

One Dr. H. C. Weber, Presbyterian statistician, produced figures. Last year, said he, 87,632 people joined the church. But, said he, if the Presbyterian Church had been functioning proportionately as well last year as in any one of the years 1826 to 1834, it would have added 173,000 people to its roll. He declared that modern theological controversies were responsible for the small harvests, and called special attention to the work of Harry E. Fosdick, Baptist preacher in the Presbyterian fold.

Thereupon, one Dr. Harlan G. Mendenhall, Clerk of the New York...

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