1st Edition

Religion, Morals and the Intellect

By F. E. Pollard Copyright 1932
    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1932, and therefore inevitably of its time, this book discusses the place of the intellect as a guide to religious truth.  The author's work brought principles from Quaker decision-making to bear on wider questions about democracy and religion. The author affirms that the ‘Light Within’, although a personal endowment is not independent of the historical fact that spiritual geniuses in bygone ages have seen and testified and lived.

    1.The Points at Issue 2. Ideas or Men? 3. Reason and Progress 4. Explanation 5 Religion a Life 6. Faith 7. The Service of the Intellect 8. The Arbitrary and the Magical 9. The Unity of the Mind  10. The Unseen World 11. Rites and Symbols 12. A Rational Morality 13. Some Ethical Problems 14. What Then of Education? 15. A Reasonable Religion. 


    Francis E. Pollard (1872-1951) one of the original members of the War and Social Order Committee, was a teacher at Bootham School, and later secretary of the National Peace Council. 

    Original Review of Religion, Morals and the Intellect:

    ‘…there is a quiet competence in handling the issues involved which calls for respect and admiration.’ E.S. Waterhouse, Philosophy, Vol 7, No. 27 (1932).