Edward Hicks: Pacifist Bishop at War Paperback

The diaries of a World War One Bishop

by G. R. Evans;

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True story that casts new light on the struggle to live true to a Christian conscience and pacifist beliefs in time of war

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Edward Hicks: Pacifist Bishop at War

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What does a Bishop, who has declared himself to be a pacifist, do when his country goes to war?

The story of Edward Hicks throws a new light on the problems of conscience the First World War created. Acclaimed author G R R Evans reveals how he wrestled with the issues, yet had to watch his sons go off to fight - one not to return. Drawing upon his detailed diaries, full of indiscreet comments - the sort of thing it would now be unwise for a bishop to write in an email - Evans reveals Edward Hicks to be a man battling his own conscience and beliefs.

Hicks was also a strong supporter of votes for women, which was highly unusual at that time and a supporter of teetotalism, an contentious stance for a C of E dignitary. These were not uncontroversial matters, and for a bishop to adopt a high-profile position on them was to invite trouble.

This book provides a fascinating glimpse into the impact the War had on an individual and those around him, who waited at home, and tried to hold onto their humanity.

About the Author:
G.R. Evans lectures in history in the University of Cambridge. Her books include works on Anselm, Augustine, Gregory the Great and Bernard of Clairvaux.

Edward Hicks: Pacifist Bishop at War by G. R. Evans was published by Lion Hudson in October 2014 and is our 34343rd best seller. The ISBN for Edward Hicks: Pacifist Bishop at War is 9780745956534.

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Details for Edward Hicks: Pacifist Bishop at War

Page last updated 9th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLion Hudson (October 2014)
Edition1st New edition
Number of Pages336
Thickness25 mm
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code4275308
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