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In his book with the above title (1930) the Catholic theologian and popular writer Ronald Knox makes a scathingly satirical and clinically logical dissection of the misconceptions and errors of a number of literary figures and intellectuals of the 1920s. They had been contributing to a series of “symposia” on religion that appeared in the popular press of the time (Grub Street as it was nicknamed).
For Paul’s latest essay on Aldous Huxley see his website dpcrook.wordpress. com. Click on Aldous Huxley.
Aldous was an eminent novelist and commentator writing in the 1920s to 1960s on science, evolution, religion, art, literature, mysticism and the human condition generally. Much of what he wrote is relevant today. One question he asked was what do we put in the place of religion in a secular world? Are we facing a dangerous loss of ethical values in a world governed by technology, hedonism and self- centredness?
For Paul’s essay on this distinguished historian’s take on the history of western civilisation and what it means for us today click on the above link (Paul’s website dpcrook.wordpress.com.)
We look at his views on the decline of faith, the evils of industrialisation and ruthless competition, war and peace and totalitarianism. Something for everybody!
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, …
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