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Record Number: 21123


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Passages transcribed in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book (1941) include remark that '[Christ] was the Son of Man, because, though greater than any of his generation, he was younger, he belonged, by the creative power which he allowed to keep flowing in renewal through him, to a generation of men, who even now after two thousand years, have yet to be born.' Forster then notes: 'Thus does Gerald Heard spice up his urge to prayer in The Creed of Christ. Have written (20-9-41) a letter to him which I ought to have transcribed. Like other priests, he so emphasises the perils of mis-prayer that one feels it was wise never to have started.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

20 Sep 1941

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Edward Morgan Forster

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jan 1879

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Gerald Heard

Title:

The Creed of Christ: An Interpretation of the Lord's Prayer

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1941

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21123

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Philip Gardner

Title:

Commonplace Book

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

125

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 125, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21123, accessed: 23 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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