Academy,  2 (1870–71), 215–16.

[Review of The Earthward Pilgrimage, by Moncure D Conway]

Henry Sidgwick



Publications reviewed:

Conway 1871


Secularism, Christianity, Natural Law, Religion, Theodicy, Positivism

    Explains that Moncure D Conway believes that 'we may infer from the love and thought within us analogous facts throughout the universe; their relation however to the universe we cannot ascertain. However, the laws of the universe are great and good, and by sympathy with these we ourselves become good and strong'. In the 'new terrestrial Jerusalem [...] dimly sketched' by Conway there will be 'as few laws as possible, except laws of Nature', and Sidgwick notes that this 'democratic Eden is a curious contrast to Comte's ordered Utopia'. (216)

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