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Is today about to commit suicide in what the German General Staff . . ”97 Yet despite some of these horrors being realized, Wight seems never to have been entirely convinced that the stand he took was right. Gabriele Wight later wrote to Bull: Only through circumstances beyond Martin’s control did he commit himself to the public statement of a “pure pacifist” in the Tribunal defence and never since was it necessary for him to do so. He was a person who always felt acutely “under judgement,” inadequate, “Be ye perfect therefore .
And pray always” (Luke 21:36), but sometimes, amidst these tribulations, “it shall turn to you for a testimony” (Luke 21:13), and public defense of the Faith will be needed. Although much of Wight’s “commitment,” Harry Pitt suspected, “went into prayer,” some was devoted to public professions of belief, for he believed that “talking and writing . . were . . not just . . ”21 He was motivated by the belief that there is no effective Christian idiom in this country today between that of T. S.
The liberals had sought to accommodate Christianity both to the fruits of modern scholarship, historical and scientific, and to the changing nature of society. They emphasized God’s immanence in the World, urged Christians to pursue an earthly kingdom of social justice and exhorted them to emulate Jesus’s example, confident that both might be possible. ”40 In the 1920s and 1930s, the hold of liberal theology over the English mind was shaken. 43 Interest in unorthodox religious and quasi-religious ideas—in the various occult arts, for instance, or in extra-sensory perception—flourished.