The Story of Spirituality and the First World War
Hardback 208pp Illustrated
9781781552193   Product Code: 19588
With traditional religious faith shattered after the First World War, Britons began to seek new expressions of spirituality, while the Church was forced to reassess how it served the country. In her investigation of these upheavals, Jackson focuses on scientist and inventor Sir Oliver Lodge, who responded to his son's death in the war by exploring belief in the afterlife and taking part in seances, so that he came into contact with such leading proponents of spiritualism as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.