Education: Why Not Religion?

At Columbia University's fifth annual Conference on Religion last week. Economics Professor William A. Orton of Smith College spoke a mighty mouthful. Said he:

"I am not interested in courses about religion. I do not approve of courses about religion, to which only the few professionally interested students go and learn about religion. Every course is a course in religion, or should be, and any student is a student of religion whether he knows it or not. . . .

"The student comes to college with little or no knowledge of the Bible or of theology. He is, oftentimes in his first few...

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