Idealism Transcended: Aubrey Moore

  • Timothy Maxwell Gouldstone


On 30 June 1860 the Bishop of Oxford, Samuel Wilberforce, and Thomas Huxley, the flamboyant evangelist for the rising scientific disciplines, met in debate at the meeting of the British Association at Oxford. Huxley’s supposed victory over Wilberforce has become one of the myths of Victorian intellectual history, illustrating the triumph of clear-sighted science over the obscurantist forces of reaction represented by the unctuous episcopal authority of the Bishop of Oxford. But is this true?


Nineteenth Century Christian Faith Moral Progress Moral Purpose Idealism Transcend 
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  1. Darwin, C. (1887), Autobiography, II, 139; quoted in Moore, A. L.(1889), 218.Google Scholar

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