Edward Hicks: Pacifist Bishop at War Paperback
The diaries of a World War One Bishop
by G. R. Evans;
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A Bird's Eye View from Eden
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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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 7006th 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||G. R. Evans|
|Publisher||Lion Hudson (October 2014)|
|Edition||1st New edition|
|Number of Pages||336|