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The book is distinctive in three readily discernible respects. In the first place, Professor Garnett, develops his ideas of religion according to a methodology which gives the entire presentation clarity, unity, authenticity, and practicality. In the second place, the author’s interpretation of the nature and function of religion emerges from novel fundamental theses which find its origin in empirical knowledge. In the third place, the author avoids an extreme empiricism by passing from the factual datum of his investigation to a normative, trans-centennial, and universal view of religious reality; his argument leads to legitimate faith in the logical possibility of God, freedom, immortality, and reflects, with frankness and conviction, the author’s own belief in the moral significance of these great religious affirmations. In his views of knowledge, values, and the physical world, Professor Garnett is very definitely a realist. The book for these reasons makes for compulsive reading for the students of Religion and Philosophy.