The Hibbert Journal

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The Hibbert Journal was a liberal Christian periodical. There were 66 volumes published from 1902 to 1968. Its vision established by a trust from the late Robert Hibbert (1770-1849) was "to be conducive to the spread of Christianity in its most simple and intelligible form and to the unfettered exercise of the right of private judgment in matters of religion." Its first and longest-serving editor (45 years) was L.P. Jacks and his co-editor was G.Dawes Hicks (d. 1941). There were three other editors: G.S. Spinks (1947-1951), L.A. Garrard (1951-62), and H.L. Short (1962-68). The journal was favored within the early liberal academy. Articles by Tolstoy, William James, Bertrand Russell, Rabindranath Tagore, Aldous Huxley, Dean Inge, and John Dewey were submitted and published. Its demise occurred at nearly the same time as that of another famous liberal Christian journal The Christian Scholar.

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