The Homiletic Review Volume . 63

The Homiletic Review Volume . 63

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...from coming to my house." The sparkle of exaggeration in this served to accentuate his complaint. Some scandalous diatribes were recently occasioned by the reunion of the Cumberland Presbyterians with the parent body. Such misfits of the current meaning of the term "religious journal" make it practically mischievous. To discard it is a positive service to religion. Turning now from the nominal and technical, our thoroughfare to the real and vital idea of religious journalism must start with a clear and true idea of what journalism is, as distinct from its material product of printed sheets. It is simply thought and speech exhibited by cold type and ink. Him who thus communicates to fellow men what the living world is doing, hearing, and thinking, together with what he himself thinks about it all, we call a journalist, and his occupation and product, journalism. This, then, is not an impersonal thing, but is thoroughly alive with personality. Journalism is simply a man or men journalizing, each putting his very self into his product. Just what the man is, that will it be, whether bright or dull, generous or cynical, scrupulous or unscrupulous, religious or irreligious. Just so far, then, as the journalist is a genuinely religious man--loyally bent on caring for the interests which he believes that God's righteousness cares for--so far will his journalism be religious, whether under the name of The Daily Gazette or of The Christian Register. Only on this principle of judgment can the reality of religious journalism be discriminated from the name and profession of it--a matter surely of no small importance both for the journalist and for his readers. Religious journalism, then, expresses the attitude of a religious man to more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 653g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606019
  • 9781236606013