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The Open Court, published between 1887 and 1936, was "devoted to the science of religion, the religion of science, and the extension of the religious parliament idea." Subjects extensively covered by articles in The Open Court include the history of philosophy, Asian religions and culture, education, and contemporary ideas of religion and philosophy. The journal also published reviews of contemporary works of theology, philosophy, science, and mathematics.

The Open Court was founded by Edward C. Hegeler, and edited by Paul Carus until his death in 1919. A total of 939 issues were produced during its print run.

As the official repository for the Open Court Publishing Company, the Special Collections Research Center of Morris Library is making digitized articles from The Open Court available via OpenSIUC.