Man and the Bible (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Review of the Place of the Bible In Human History by J. Allanson Picton
This skeptical, critical 1909 study treats the Bible as a literary record rather than the word of God. The author’s survey of history takes in early Christianity, the middle ages, Protestant and Lollard times, the Church’s “Silver Age,” “The Bible of our Fathers,” morals, and social evolution.
James Allanson Picton (1832-1910), born in Liverpool, was an independent minister and a radical member of the House of Commons. A prolific speaker and writer on religion and politics, his works include The Bible in School (1901), The Religion of the Universe (1904), Pantheism (1905), and a biography of his father, Sir James A. Picton.