Graham Swift wrote an excellent book about one man's disillusionment with religion, brought about by the death of a child and by the discoveries of paleontology. The story takes place in Great Britain in the late1850's and early 1860's when, Darwin's work, and its impact on religious beliefs was beginning to be discussed. It's well worth reading and discussing, because it presents in very personal terms the consequences of one man's renunciation of traditional religious views and the subsequent conflict such a renunciation engenders with close family members, family members whose thinking is meant to reflect the intellectual confines of traditional middle-class British society in the 19th century.
>>By Bill A (Monday, 22 Nov 2004 17:08)
I should have mentioned that the book I was referring to is "Ever After", published in 1992.
>>By Bill A (Monday, 22 Nov 2004 17:09)
The discussion board is currently closed.