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A Religious Outlook for Modern Man

Johnson, Raynor C.
The jacket is price clipped, else in excellent condition, as is the body of the book,. which is clean, unmarked and solid. "The author, a physicist of 20 years, sets forth his ideas on the orthodox teachings of the Christian church. For the reader seeking spiritual beliefs which are compatible with modern scientific thought." (Trove) "Johnson was born in Leeds, England. He earned an MA at the University of Oxford and a PhD in physics at the University of London. He published scientific works on spectroscopy. He became increasingly interested in parapsychology and became connected with the Society for Psychical Research in London. Johnson's religious background led to work in Australia, where he was master of the Methodist Queen's College at the University of Melbourne from 1934 to 1964. Johnson published several books on mysticism and psychical research during the 1950s and 1960s. His beliefs and writings eventually created concern within the Methodist Church and he retired from his university position in 1964. In the early 1960s Johnson visited India, where he met Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and lectured on spirituality. He also met the Indian mystics Vinoba Bhave and Swami Pratyagatmananda. Johnson was an advocate of Douglas Fawcett's philosophy of Imaginism which he believed could explain God and the purpose of human life. He owned a property called "Santiniketan" ("abode of peace") at Ferny Creek in the Dandenong Ranges outside Melbourne. There he hosted regular meetings of a religious and philosophical discussion group led by the yoga teacher Anne Hamilton-Byrne. This group became known as "The Family",[5] a cult that adopted a large number of children and treated them cruelly until Victorian police rescued them on 14 August 1987. Hamilton-Byrne and her husband Bill were extradited from the United States six years later and faced criminal charges. Johnson died in 1987. (Wikipedia)
Published 1963 Hodder and Stoughton London


Condition Jacket Condition Binding Size
Very Good Very Good Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Good Reading Book Reference: 18976
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