Edward Hicks: Pacifist Bishop at War

The diaries of a World War One Bishop

£9.99

ISBN: 9780745956558 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9780745956558

Publication date: October 17, 2014

Format: Ebook

Extent: 336 pages

Imprint: Lion Books

OTHER EDITIONS AVAILABLE: Paperback |

The story of outspoken pacifist bishop Edward Hicks throws new light on the problems of conscience created by World War One.

Edward Hicks, Bishop of Lincoln, was already regarded as a maverick for his stance on the education of women, teetotalism, social justice, and votes for everyone. He came from a different class to that of most bishops. When war came, he was a rare dissenting voice amidst the Church’s vocal support for its morality.

Acclaimed author G. R. Evans draws upon Hicks’s detailed diaries to reveal Edward Hicks as a man battling with his own conscience and principles, not least at seeing his sons go off to fight – one never to return.

This is a fascinating glimpse into the impact the War had on an individual and those around him, who waited at home – and tried to hold onto their humanity.

Meet the author: Dr G. R. Evans

GR Evans lectures in history in the University of Cambridge. Her books include works on Anselm, Augustine, Gregory the Great and Bernard of Clairvaux.


Reviews for Edward Hicks: Pacifist Bishop at War

"Edward Lee Hicks gets few mentions in the literature of War War One. G.R Evans brings to life of a forgotten hero, one who considered the war to be unjustified... but whose compassion for war participants was genuine. " Bob Holman, author of Woodbine Willie

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