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Mohammedanism Lectures on Its Origin, Its Religious and Political Growth, and Its Present State   By: (1857-1936)

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SERIES OF 1914 1915


Lectures on Its Origin, Its Religious and Political Growth, and Its Present State


C. Snouck Hurgronje

Professor of the Arabic Language in the University of Leiden, Holland



The American Lectures on the History of Religions are delivered under the auspices of the American Committee for Lectures on the History of Religions. This Committee was organized in 1892, for the purpose of instituting "popular courses in the History of Religions, somewhat after the style of the Hibbert Lectures in England, to be delivered by the best scholars of Europe and this country, in various cities, such as Baltimore, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia."

The terms of association under which the Committee exists are as follows:

1. The object of this Committee shall be to provide courses of lectures on the history of religions, to be delivered in various cities.

2. The Committee shall be composed of delegates from the institutions agreeing to co operate, with such additional members as may be chosen by these delegates.

3. These delegates one from each institution, with the additional members selected shall constitute themselves a council under the name of the "American Committee for Lectures on the History of Religions."

4. The Committee shall elect out of its number a Chairman, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.

5. All matters of local detail shall be left to the co operating institutions under whose auspices the lectures are to be delivered.

6. A course of lectures on some religion, or phase of religion, from an historical point of view, or on a subject germane to the study of religions, shall be delivered annually, or at such intervals as may be found practicable, in the different cities represented by this Committee.

7. The Committee (a) shall be charged with the selection of the lectures, (b) shall have charge of the funds, (c) shall assign the time for the lectures in each city, and perform such other functions as may be necessary.

8. Polemical subjects, as well as polemics in the treatment of subjects, shall be positively excluded.

9. The lectures shall be delivered in the various cities between the months of September and June.

10. The copyright of the lectures shall be the property of the Committee.

11. The compensation of the lecturer shall be fixed in each case by the Committee.

12. The lecturer shall be paid in installments after each course, until he shall have received half of the entire compensation. Of the remaining half, one half shall be paid to him upon delivery of the manuscript, properly prepared for the press, and the second half on the publication of the volume, less a deduction for corrections made by the author in the proofs.

The Committee as now constituted is as follows: Prof. Crawford H. Toy, Chairman, 7 Lowell St., Cambridge, Mass.; Rev. Dr. John P. Peters, Treasurer, 227 W. 99th St., New York City; Prof. Morris Jastrow, Jr., Secretary, 248 So. 23d St., Philadelphia, Pa.; President Francis Brown, Union Theological Seminary, New York City; Prof. Richard Gottheil, Columbia University, New York City; Prof. Harry Pratt Judson, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; Prof. Paul Haupt, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.; Mr. Charles D. Atkins, Director, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences; Prof. E.W. Hopkins, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.; Prof. Edward Knox Mitchell, Hartford Theological Seminary, Hartford, Conn.; President F.K. Sanders, Washburn College, Topeka, Kan.; Prof. H.P. Smith, Meadville Theological Seminary, Meadville, Pa.; Prof. W.J. Hinke, Auburn Theological Seminary, Auburn, N.Y.; Prof. Kemper Fullerton, Oberlin Theological Seminary, Oberlin, N.Y.

The lecturers in the course of American Lectures on the History of Religions and the titles of their volumes are as follows:

1894 1895 Prof. T.W. Rhys Davids, Ph.D., Buddhism .

1896 1897 Prof. Daniel G... Continue reading book >>

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