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Huxley, Aldous (1894-1963) to Stephen Hobhorse

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.143 Author/Creator: Huxley, Aldous (1894-1963) Place Written: Woodwright, California Type: Typed letter signed Date: 21 March 1947 Pagination: 2 p. 27.8 x 21.6 cm

Summary of Content: While criticising an article written by Hayman (evidently about "The Perennial Philosophy"), Huxley reveals his thoughts on religion. He asserts that God should not be exploited for personal gain, as the Christian Scientists do. He also argues about using the word personal to describe spirituality and makes an argument for why God, Jesus, and man's relationships with them should be termed as suprapersonal. In the post script he apologizes if his letter seems "impious or presumptuous." With holograph postscript. Autograph notes of recipient in black ink.

Background Information: Notes: The recipient's handwritten notes suggest that he may have intended to publish the letter.

People: Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963
Hobhorse, Stephen

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: ChristianityReligion

Sub Era: World War II

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