number of cases, and it is the unit which will assume greater and greater importance in the next few years. The sanatorium is the form of treatment which is least often prescribed. Most cases are at present treated at the Institute (54%), and the results of such treatment, it is very satisfactory to know, have been in many ways strikingly successful. The report of the Medical Committee congratulates the Association upon the fact that the type of case which comes under the notice of the Tuberculosis Physicians is improving at a very rapid rate. Whereas only 9% of the patients who were seen during the previous twelve months were of the best type, and therefore likeliest to be restored to health and working The Working Faith of a Liberal Theolo- gian." By the Rev. T. Rhondda Williams. Williams & Norgate. Pp. XIII., 264. 5/- net. Mr. Rhondda Williams has a very good right to appear as the advocate of a liberal theology, for he has lived and worked by its light during a long and fruitful ministry. With great insistence and courage he has striven to establish and to maintain in our Free Churches the liberty of prophesying, for he would fain declare to others a truth which has brought so much power and gladness into his own soul. The doctrine of this book is no untried theory he tells us. It has worked in the Christian Church, and outside it in the larger world of social redemption it has worked vigorously in life's joys and sustainingly in great sorrows." And so one is tempted to think of these ten chapters as sermons-no disrespect to them-for the preacher's manner is apparent throughout. The style is easy and graceful, and bears at times a simple poetic glow; the treatment is lucid if not always profound; and though the standpoint is necessarily partisan there is but little polemic and no rancour at all. And though the suspicion creeps in fairly often that the easy flow of the style is due to rather facile thinking, it may nevertheless be said that this pleasantly printed book gives a very good idea of what the New Theology has to say for itself. For the strength and the weakness of that ill-starred child of our modern faith are here made manifest. (1.) It is strong in that it swells the modern emphasis upon concrete experience as opposed to capacity. during the year under review this percentage has increased to 272% — « very good omen indeed for the future. It was reported to the meeting of the Council on July 24th, that the number of patients who had re- ceived, and were receiving treatment, up to June 30th, 1914, was as follows:- Insured. Non-Insured. Total. In Sanatoria 834 419 1,253 In Hospitals 931 763 1,694 Examined, treated or recommended for treatment at Institutes and Visiting Stations 14,161 REVIEWS abstract theory and petrified dogma. Religion is the life of the soul, it reminds us; it is a well of living water within a man springing up to life eternal, whereas the Church's theology at any given time but corresponds to the woman's water pot. This protest against an extreme intellectualism, which confounds faith with the acceptance of creeds and definitions, is healthy enough, but its scope is too narrow. If the case be closely examined it will be found that the prevailing emphasis of the New Theology is also an intellectualist one, and it is extremely doubtful whether the modern intellec- tualism is a whit preferable to the mediaeval or the ancient. If we take name for name, is Hegel more honourable than Aquinas or Plato ? More of this anon. (2.) The New Theology operates with our modern category of Evolution or Development, though it has nothing much that is new to say to Aristotle under this head. It is well to emphasize the fact that Religion is a life, and that one of its chief marks is growth, and again that growth demands liberty for expansion. That is why Mr. Rhondda Williams calls his faith a liberal theology. But there is also a stable element in religion as in all growth, for mere change has no merit in itself that one can see. There is both permanence and change in religion as in every other form of life and that is why we want a doctrine of Authority as well as an exposi- tion of liberty. The chapter on Authority is one of the weakest in this book, and the definition of Authority from which the discussion starts is posi- tively absurd. The truth is that liberal Protestants