THEISTIC

[Professor Henry Drummond of Glasgow, exponent of theistic evolution.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Henry Drummond') [to Rev. W. A. Wilson of Coleraine?], regarding a 'question' concerning a 'well known' name, which he wishes to 'remain a mystery'.

Author: 
Henry Drummond (1851-1897), Scottish evangelist and biologist; Professor of Natural Science, Free Church College, Glasgow; exponent of theistic evolution; author of 'The Greatest Thing in the World'
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 3 Park Circus, Glasgow; 19 October 1891.
£35.00

Drummond was a leading proponent of theistic evolution. In 1894 he published his 'Ascent of Man', which argued, after John Fiske, that altruism played an important part in the survival of the fittest. His sermon 'The Greatest Thing in the World' was hugely popular, and is still read, particularly in America. His 2pp, 12mp. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded once. Signed 'Henry Drummond.' The recipient is not named, but is probably Rev. William Andrew Wilson (1869-1918), Minister of New Row Presbyterian Church, Coleraine, father of the poet R. N. D.

[Rev. Charles Voysey.] Copy of his 'Lecture on Rationalism, delivered at Glasgow, Birmingham, Bradford, Manchester, and St. George's Hall, London' (1871), with three printed items relating to his 'Theistic Church, for the Worship of the One God'.

Author: 
Rev. Charles Voysey (1828-1912), Church of England priest condemned for heterodoxy, who went on to found the Theistic Church, London
Publication details: 
'Lecture on Rationalism' published in London by Trübner & Co., Paternoster Row, 1871; the other three items from 'The Theistic Church, for the Worship of the One God, Swallow Street, Piccadilly, London'.
£200.00

For more on Voysey, father of the architect of the same name, see his entry in the Oxford DNB. Denouncing the doctrine of eternal punishment, he was deprived of his living on 11 February 1871. ONE: 'Doctrine on Rationalism' (1871). 34pp., 8vo. Stitched and stabbed as issued. No covers. Aged and worn, with ownership inscription in pencil at head of title-page, on which the author is described as 'REV. CHARLES VOYSEY, B.A., | LATE VICAR OF HEALAUGH.' (thus indicating that the pamphlet appeared immediately after his explusion from the Church of England).

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