Encyclopedia of Religion
and Society

William H. Swatos, Jr. Editor

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(1900-1975) Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, where with H. Richard Niebuhr and Paul Tillich, Friess helped develop the University's graduate program in religion and the establishment of its Department of Religion. He was Chairman of that Department from 1962 to 1964. Friess also served as Editor of the Review of Religion from 1942 to 1958 and was a prominent member and leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Active in the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, he served as its President in 1962-1963 and was a member of the committee that brought about the establishment of the society's journal.

Charles Y. Glock

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