Edward Hicks: Pacifist Bishop at War

Edward Hicks: Pacifist Bishop at War : The Diaries of a World War One Bishop

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The story of outspoken pacifist bishop Edward Hicks throws new light on the problems of conscience created by World War One. Edward Hicks, Bishop of Lincoln, was already regarded as a maverick for his stance on the education of women, teetotalism, social justice, and votes for everyone. He came from a different class to that of most bishops. When war came, he was a rare dissenting voice amidst the Church's vocal support for its morality. Acclaimed author G. R. Evans draws upon Hicks's detailed diaries to reveal Edward Hicks as a man battling with his own conscience and principles, not least at seeing his sons go off to fight - one never to return. This is 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.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • United Kingdom
  • Colour and b&w photographs
  • 0745956556
  • 9780745956558

About G. R. Evans

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.
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