Edward Hicks. Pacifist Bishop At War. The Diaries Of A World War One Bishop

Evans R. G.

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Lion Books
Publisher Place: Oxford
Publisher Year: 2014
Edition: First Edition

Description: 336 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: The true story of a British Bishop who declared himself to be a pacifist, and what he did when England entered World War IThe story of Edward Hicks throws a new light on the problems of conscience World War I created. Acclaimed author G. R. Evans reveals how he wrestled with the issues, yet had to watch his sons go off to fightone not to return. Drawing upon his detailed diaries, full of indiscreet commentsthe sort of thing it would now be unwise for a bishop to write in an e-mailEvans reveals Edward Hicks to be a man who was wrestling with his own conscience and beliefs. He was also a strong supporter of votes for women, which was highly unusual at that time, and a supporter of teetotalism, an unusual stance for a Church of England dignitarynot uncontroversial matters on which a bishop could adopt a high-profile position without inviting trouble. This book provides a fascinating glimpse into the impact the war had on those who waited at home and tried to hold onto their humanity.

ISBN: 9780745956534


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