The Quaker Astrophysicist: A. S. Eddington and The Seekers after Truth

Arthur S Eddington

I have finally finished my little piece on Eddington, who famously tried to reconcile science and religion. Both were attempting to seek out the Inner Light of Truth (in Quaker terms). See what you think. Click on above for my Blog on my website dpcrook. wordpress. com.

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Evelyn Underhill: Spiritual Guide to the Twentieth Century

Evelyn Underhill was in many ways an amazing woman, a highly influential religious writer, expert on mysticism, interpreter of the human condition and spiritual guide to a troubled twentieth century.

For Paul’s essay on her on his website dpcrook.wordpress.com, click here:

Evelyn Underhill

Lancelot Hogben: A Difficult Hero

Hogben was an eminent biologist, radical scientist, an outspoken opponent of Nazi race theory and eugenics, a Quaker pacifist in the First World War, a feminist  and an awkward and difficult personality. For Paul’s essay on this intriguing character, see Paul’s essay on his website dpcrook.wordpress.com.

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Hilaire Belloc on the Crisis of Civilization

Hilaire Belloc

Why was western civilization in dire decline? Hilaire Belloc asked this question and gave his analysis in his book The Crisis of Civilization (1937). He sheets most of the blame to those great historical explosions, the Reformation and the rise of modern capitalism. They together had undermined the moral fabric of Christendom and led to widespread poverty, dependence and wage-slavery, which in turn led to resistance movements such as communism. He urged a return to medieval ideals of community and Christian love.

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