Maude Petre and George Tyrrell had one of the great love affairs of the time, even though it was non-sexual. He was a dissident Jesuit and she was high up in a Catholic order. For the story of their love see my essay on Maude, A Modernist Martyr (from p.8) in my website dpcrook.wordpress.com. Click maude-petre Maude Petre
In his The Idea of a Christian Society (1939) T. S. Eliot warned: “We are being made aware that the organization of society on the principle of private profit, as well as public destruction, …
Grafton Elliot Smith (1873-1937) is a great forgotten Australian – a world authority on brain anatomy and human evolution, and a controversial amateur anthropologist/archaeologist, whose theo…
The distinguished Anglican reformer and Archbishop of Canterbury William Temple discussed philosophical and religious issues in his Nature of Personality (1915). Click on above link.
social-Darwinism Click Here
It’s associated with ruthless capitalism and competition and Nazi eugenics. Is this fair? Do we need “Truth and Reconciliation” for Social Darwinism (as a recent symposium called for)? Read Paul’s essay on the subject from his website dpcrook.wordpress.com. (Blog).
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Read Paul’s essay on the great bio-chemist and historian of Chinese science, Joseph Needham, “The Man Who Loved China”: his still relevant reflections on capitalism, secularism, Christianity and the spiritual life.