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The New International Encyclopædia/Bixby, James Thompson

BIX'BY, James Thompson (1843—). An American Unitarian minister. He was born at Barre, Mass., July 30, 1843; graduated at Harvard College and at Harvard Divinity School; entered the ministry, and has served in various places; since 1885, at Yonkers, N. Y. He was professor of the philosophy of religion in the Meadville Theological School from 1879 to 1883, when he went abroad for study and travel, and in 1885 received the degree of Ph.D. at the University of Leipzig. He is the author of Similarities of Physical and Religious Knowledge (1876; 2d ed. under the title, Religion and Science as Allies, 1889); The Crisis in Morals; Examination of Rational Ethics in the Light of Modern Science (1891; 2d ed. under the title, The Ethics of Evolution, 1900); The New World and the New Thought (1902).