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International Journal of Ethics - Page 173
1896
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 74

1894
...impossibility, representing from the nature of the case an inherent contradiction of terms ; " and further, " a religion is a form of belief providing an ultra-rational sanction for that large class of conduct of the individual where his interests and the interests of the social organism are antagonistic, and...
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Our Day, Volume 13

Social problems - 1891
...contradiction of terms." (p. 101.) He defines religion as " a form of belief providing an ultra rational sanction for that large class of conduct in the individual...interests of the evolution which the race is undergoing." This definition is a curiosity of vagueness, clumsiness, unwieldiness and general inaccuracy. It is,...
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Social Evolution

Benjamin Kidd - Civilization - 1894 - 348 pages
...alone science is concerned with religion as a social phenomenon, must run somewhat as follows : — A religion is a form of belief, providing an ultrarational...interests of the evolution which the race is undergoing. We have here the principle at the base of all religions. Any religion is, of course, more than this...
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Social evolution

Benjamin Kidd - Civilization - 1894 - 374 pages
...alone science is concerned with religion as a social phenomenon, must run somewhat as follows : — A religion is a form of belief, providing an ultrarational...and by which the former are rendered subordinate to tlie latter in the general interests of the evolution which the race is undergoing. We have here the...
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The Literary World, Volume 25

Literature - 1894
...selfishness, enlightened or unenlightened, is counteracted by religion, and religion alone. Viewed as a social phenomenon, A religion is a form of belief...social organism are antagonistic, and by which the formerare rendered subordinate to the latter in the general interests of the evolution which the race...
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The Unitarian, Volume 9

Jabez Thomas Sunderland, Brooke Herford, Frederick B. Mott - Unitarianism - 1894
...are requested to accept the following; and I believe the author's audacity has led many to accept it: "A religion is a form of belief, providing an ultra-rational...interests of the social organism are antagonistic." In which compact snugness we have asserted, or implied, that the interests of society and of the individual...
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The Reformed Quarterly Review, Volume 41

Theology - 1894
...ultra-rational sanction for that large doss of conduct in the individual where his interests and the interestn of the social organism are antagonistic, and by which...general interests of the evolution which the race is undergoing.—Ibid. p. 103. have no fanlt to find with the stress laid by Mr. Kidd on the influence...
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The Monist, Volume 4

Edward C. Hegeler - Philosophy - 1966
...of terms" Mr. Kidd holds this view because of his definition of religion which is : "A re' ' ligion is a form of belief, providing an ultra-rational sanction...where his interests and the interests of the social organ" ism are antagonistie, and by which the former are rendered subordinate to the latter ' ' in...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 74

1894
...impossibility, representing from the nature of the case an inherent contradiction of terms ; " and further, " a religion is a form of belief providing an ultra-rational sanction for that large class of conduct of the individual where his interests and the interests of the social organism are antagonistic, and...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 47

Science - 1895
...attribute to the definition of religion which, after an elaborate preamble, Mr. Kidd delivers to us : "A religion is a form of belief providing an ultra-rational...interests of the evolution which the race is undergoing." Whatever is true in this definition is expressed in simpler and stronger phraseology by Dr. Maudsley....
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