West and East: The Expansion of Christendom and the Naturalization of Christianity in the Orient in the Xixth Century, Being the Dale Lectures, Oxford, 1913 (Classic Reprint)by Edward Caldwell Moore
These lectures were delivered in October and November 1913. Their preparation for the press was completed in the very days of the outbreak of the war, August 1914. The question was then raised
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These lectures were delivered in October and November 1913. Their preparation for the press was completed in the very days of the outbreak of the war, August 1914. The question was then raised whether the publication might not with advantage be deferred. The manuscript was however sent to the publisher in November 1915. Only slightest changes had been made in the text in view of the changed circumstances. No changes have been made since that date. By consent of all concerned it was agreed to postpone the issuing of the book until after the war. As I sat down this week to read the proofs I had at the first the gravest misgivings. As I read I had the sense that, in so far as the description given in these pages was correct, I had finished a chapter in world history. What I had not realized while writing it was that the stage of progress which I had sought to delineate was complete. The Europe we loved and to every nation of which we owe incalculable debt seemed to have disappeared. Many of the principles of action which we had discussed appeared for the time at least discredited. Maxims and practices which we had thought abandoned had again emerged. Asia and Africa had entered upon the ruinous conflict of Europeans among themselves.
Yet no issue of the war is more evident than this. The movement of which these lectures treat will go on. It will go on far more swiftly than we had surmised, in a manner far different from that we had supposed and to conclusions which not the wisest of us can forecast. If that is true which we have written concerning the principles of our movement as these emerged in the stages which are past, this truth will have yet wider application when we have entered upon the new phases which the war has certainly prepared.
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