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Record 21123

Reading Experience:

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, workmates)
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,, accessed: 03 June 2023

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