Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

The Soul Of A Bishop: H.G. Wells

This is the book I've been reading on my e-book reader.  An Anglican bishop has drug induced visions and leaves the church to preach a non-sectarian gospel. When it's being a novel- dealing with its characters' foibles and relationships and social background- it's good; when it starts preaching less so. Novelists almost always come a cropper when they put their own views in their characters' mouths.  Wells is excellent on ecclesiastical politics and Christian doctrine (as always I'm amazed how much he knows) but his "new" gospel of God the King is feeble. 
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