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Author Name:    ROBERTS, Richard, Rt.Rev. Josiah Wood Lectures, 1944

Title:   For God and Freedom : The Josiah Wood Lectures, 1944

Publisher:    Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, 1945, 

Seller ID:   8294

ROBERTS, Richard, Rt.Rev., D.D., D.Litt. For God and Freedom. Sackville, New Brunswick : Mount Allison University, (1945). No printer given. Pp (10), 1-45, (1), portriat frontispiece. 12mo, maroon cloth. The Josiah Woods Lectures, 1944. Three Lectures : Liberty and Society; Freedom and Fraternity; Revolution and Religion. "The war now raging marks the end of an era. It is not only the state system of Europe that is tottering to its fall, but the habit of life which has been built up through many generations. The modes of thought, the scale of values, the conventions of behaviour, seem to be gathered together and condemned in one resounding and bloody judgment. We shall carry very little of the old world into the new, and it will be better so." - p.7. Not so long ago, an English periodical had a good deal to say about "the spiritual treasures of a great civilization." But it did not pauseto tell its readers what those treasures were. Not long after, Mr. Bernard Shaw told us that in England one person in five dies in a poorhouse, or in a public hospital, or in a madhouse. At the same time nine- tenths of the wealth of England went into the pockets of one-tenth of the population. In a South W ales colliery village or on the East Side of New York, you will hear next to nothing about the treasures of civilization. This kind of dithyrambic clatter is confined to the well- to-do. You will hear notmng of it in the slum or in the homes of working folk. The real test of a civilizationdoes rest not upon general "spiritual treasures." but upon the kind of men and women which it produces, and the kind of life it provides for them. Th e crime of modern civilization is, as John Ruskin said long ago, that it makes evervthing but men." - pp.8-9. Very good. 15.00


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