Bishop of Everywhere Warren S. Smith

ISBN: 9780271003061

Published: December 18th 1990

Hardcover

200 pages


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Bishop of Everywhere  by  Warren S. Smith

Bishop of Everywhere by Warren S. Smith
December 18th 1990 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 200 pages | ISBN: 9780271003061 | 8.77 Mb

The Prologue presents three aspects of Shaws personality as they are revealed in John Bulls Other Island the self-aggrandizing politician (Broadbent), the ironist-satirist (Larry Doyle), and the religious seeker (Peter Keegan). It is theMoreThe Prologue presents three aspects of Shaws personality as they are revealed in John Bulls Other Island the self-aggrandizing politician (Broadbent), the ironist-satirist (Larry Doyle), and the religious seeker (Peter Keegan).

It is the Keegan-Shaw that is the principal subject of the book.Part I reviews the birth and development of the Life Force idea as an alternative to valueless agnosticism in Shaws struggle against cynicism, the conventional response to World War I. Shaws unpublished lecture notes of 1906 on Darwin and Darwinism are related to his Methuselah Preface of 1921. Part II explicates the life force concept of evolution by comparing it with that of Neo-Darwinians (Julian Huxley), and that of the scientific theologian, Teilhard de Chardin. For Shaw the central challenge to Darwinism is not so much how evolution happens, as why it happens - a challenge confronted today by an increasing number of both scientists and theologians.

Part III explains Shaws difficulty in reconciling the life force idea with the reality of the modern world, especially with political irresponsibility and ineptitude. A brief Envoy evaluates the significance of the life force for our times and for the future. The life force was the central article of faith for Shaw the salvationist prophet--albeit a prophet armed with wit, a laughing prophet.



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