Tuesday, March 25, 2014

On Hocking

Hocking was here today. He spoke three times. Three times I heard him. And we “rethought missions” with him. Some of us have been thinking and rethinking with him for years. Only a few days ago I found Wieman saying about him, what I have long felt. Wieman has wandered much farther from Hockings’ sturdy theism than have I, but that only makes his saying all the more meaningful. He says this—"I distinguish sharply between the profound insights into the religious way of living, which Hocking reveals, and the system of philosophy in which he clothes them. In the former he is, to my mind, unsurpassed among living men. --Jesse Halsey c1934

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