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The 1860 publication: "Essays and Reviews"
by (Church of England theologians) Frederick Temple, Rowland Williams, Baden Powell, Henry Bristow Wilson, C. W. Goodwin, Mark Pattison and Benjamin Jowett
Commentaries about the book from other sources
1860 Essays and Reviews Homepage is at http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au/1860-essays-reviews/
- From "The Ascent of Science" (1998, Oxford University Press)
by Brian L. Silver - (ISBN 0-19-511699-2 - Page 284):
"It is often forgotten that, at the time, not everybody regarded Darwin as the
spearhead of the threat to faith. A couple of months after The Origin came out, a collection
of articles on religion appeared, entitled Essays and Reviews (1860). Written almost
entirely by Anglican clergymen, this adopted a very liberal stance. Miracles
were downplayed and reason lauded. The uproar was, if anything, more impassioned
than the response to Darwin. The Church was being attacked from within.
Unsuccessful attempts were made to have the authors prosecuted for heresy"
- From "Why I am not a Christian" by Bertrand Russell -
March 6th 1927 (Reprinted 1996: ISBN 0-415-07918-7 - Page 14):
..."Belief in eternal hell fire was an essential item of Chrisitian belief until recent times.
In this country, as you know, it ceased to be an essential item because of a decision of the
Privy Council, and from that decision the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York
dissented; but in this country our religion is settled by Act of Parliament, and therefore the
Privy council was able to override Their Graces and hell was no longer necessary to a Christian.
Consequently I shall not insist that a Christian must believe in hell."
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