Religious Experience: and Other Essays and Addresses

By William Temple

A collection of twenty-two of essays and addresses by the great 20th-century Anglican Archbishop.

ISBN: 9780718891183


William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, was the outstanding Anglican figure of the twentieth century. His honesty, wide interests, immense humanity, sense of fun, and utter lack of pomposity won him the respect of thousands of men and women who never darkened the doors of a church, while his intellect and seriousness of purpose impressed the clergy and his peers.

This volume brings together twenty-two of Temple’s essays and addresses covering the whole span of his adult life, and illustrating in an impressive way both the catholicity of his interests, the breadth of his social thinking and the depth of his religious faith.

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About the Author

William Temple was President of the Oxford Union in 1904, Fellow and Lecturer in Philosophy, Queen’s College, Oxford. A Deacon in 1908 and Priest in1909. He became Headmaster of Repton and Rector of St. James’s, Piccadilly. He was editor of The Challenge and in 1916 married Frances Anson. He was Bishop of Manchester in 1929 and translated to York and then Canterbury. He is also the author of Nature, Man and God (1934).



1. Robert Browning
2. Religious Experience
3. The Godhead of Jesus
4. Symbolism as a Metaphysical Principle
5. The Genius of the Church of England
6. My Point of View
7. Archbishop Lord Davidson
8. The Idea of Immortality in Relation to Religion and Ethics
9. Christ and the Way to Peace
10. Christian Democracy
11. Christian Unity
12. In the Beginning – God
13. The Perils of a Purely Scientific Education
14. A Conditional Justification of War
15. The Sealed Book
16. The Resources and Influence of English Literature
17. Social Witness and Evangelism
18. The Church in the Bible
19. Thomism and Modern Needs
20. A Christmas Broadcast
21. Varia
22. What Christians Stand For in the Secular World
23. Christianity as an Interpretation of History