Ames, Edward Scribner 1870-1958

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AMES, Edward Scribner 1870-1958


Born April 21, 1870, in Eau Claire, WI; died June 29, 1958, in Chicago, IL; son of Lucius Bowles (a minister) and Adeline (Scribner) Ames; married Mabel Van Meter, July 6, 1893; children: four.


Drake University, B.A., 1889, M.A., 1891; Yale University, B.D., 1892, further graduate study, c. 1892-94; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1895.


Minister of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); Butler College, professor of philosophy and religion, 1897-1900; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, member of faculty of philosophy of religion, 1900-35, department chair until 1935; Disciples Divinity House (residence for seminarians), Chicago, dean, 1937-45. Harvard University, university preacher, 1912-14. University Church of the Disciples of Christ, pastor, 1900-c. 1940; Campbell Institute, associate.


The Psychology of Religious Experience, Houghton-Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1910.

The Divinity of Christ (sermons), New Christian Century (Chicago, IL), 1911.

The Higher Individualism (sermons), Houghton-Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1915.

The New Orthodoxy, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1918. (With others) Experiments in Personal Religion, American Institute of Sacred Literature (Chicago, IL), 1928.

Religion, Henry Holt (New York, NY), 1929.

Humanism, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1931.

Letters to God and the Devil, Harper & Row (New York, NY), 1933.

Beyond Theology (autobiography), edited by Van Meter Ames, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1959.

Prayers and Meditations of Edward Scribner Ames, edited by Van Meter Ames, 1970.

Author of pamphlets. Contributor to books, including The Church at Work in the Modern World, edited by William Clayton Bower, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1935. Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of Religion and International Journal of Ethics. Editor, Scroll, 1903-51.



Ames, Edward Scribner, Beyond Theology, edited by Van Meter Ames, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1959.


Encounter, fall, 1969, Harvey Arnold, "A Religion That Walks the Earth."*

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