In 1917, victory for either side was elusive but change was in the air. The alliance of ‘throne and altar’ was wobbling and Europe’s ‘Christendom’ was in deep trouble. Would Bolshevik revolution spread across the continent? What influence would America’s entry into the war have on Europe’s future? Keith Robbins examines how, amidst the carnage of ‘Christendom’ Christianity was reimagined amidst a profound hope that this might indeed be the war to end war.
LAUNCH 4.30 – 5 pm, FREE (ticket required)
This talk will be followed by a reception to celebrate the launch of Life after Tragedy: Essays on Faith and the First World War Evoked by Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, a book written by members of Worcester Cathedral chapter and published on the centenary of Studdert Kennedy’s award in 1917 of the Military Cross.