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Record Number: 10315


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Many thanks for the cuttings on higher criticism. I can't help thinking that this movement is larely the result of trying to reduce (as I tried to do a few days ago!) Christianity to a comprehensible, logical system of ethics, rather than trying to realize that wonderful communion with God which must always be its source of faith, hope, love, and strength. 'Religion would cease to be divine if it were capable of being compressed into the narrow limits of human comprehension; isn't that right? 'I am afraid I greatly prefer Dr Dale's book to Bishop Westcott's. It is so much easier to understand. Westcott is very well for Sundays, but rather exacting for a tired week-day brain! 'The Bishop has returned from the Seychelles and is acting as our chaplin. He is a peculiar man, but I believe he is a very good one. 'I am, your affectionate son. P.S. I find I have got a copy of Gore's Prayer and the Lord's Prayer, with your name in it. May I stick to it? I like it.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 25 Apr 1905 and 26 Jun 1905

Country:

Mauritius

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Port Louis

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Donald William Alers Hankey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Dec 1884

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Army Subaltern

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Mauritius

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown - on Higher criticism]

Genre:

Other religious, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown, cuttings

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

10315

Source:

Print

Author:

Donald William Alers Hankey

Editor:

Edward Miller

Title:

Letters of Donald Hankey "A Student in Arms"

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1920

Vol:

n/a

Page:

44

Additional Comments:

Letter dated 26 June 1905.

Citation:

Donald William Alers Hankey, Edward Miller (ed.), Letters of Donald Hankey "A Student in Arms" (London, 1920), p. 44, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10315, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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