Professor J.P. Landis, Ph.D.

Christian Delegate from Dayton, Ohio, USA


How Can Philosophy Give Aid to the Science of Religion?

"Again, can personality be postulated of the infinite or absolute? Philosophy must both explain personality and how this can be consistent with the infinite and absolute. This has been a great subject with the philosophers. Witness Kant, Hegel, Fichte, Cousin, Hamilton, Mansel, John Stuart Mill, Calderwood, McCosh, Spencer. Here we shall ultimately come back to the Cartesian Cogito, ergo sum."

Read the full transcript of their speech at the 1893 Parliament of the World's Religions




1. The World's Congress of Religions at the World's Columbian Exposition,Edited by J.W. Hanson, D.D.  Published by International Publishing Co., Chicago, IL and Philadephia, PA

2. The World's Parliament of Religions: An illustrated and Popular Story of the World's First Parliament of Religions, Held in Chicago in Connection withe The Columbian Exposition of 1893. Edited by the Rev. John Henry Barrows, D.D. Chairman of the General Committee on Religious Congresses of the World's Congress Auxillary. Chicago, The Parliament Publishing Company, 1893.