Sunday, 28 August 2011

Rev. James Schofield (1790-1855)

Retrospective portrait from The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review, January 1935 and theological extract from his Introduction to The System of Vegetable Cookery, as used by the Society of Bible Christians (1839) which abridged material from earlier editions.

Friday, 12 August 2011

17th Century letter (anon)

From a Collection of Letters published in 1660 by Sir Tobie Matthew and discovered by London Vegetarian Society member Bertram G. Theobald.

Mr. Theobald further researched the reference to 'Prudentius' and concluded that the line refers to a passage by Aurelius Prudentius Clemens from A.D. 405 which prayed:

"Grant to thy servant, bounteous God, this boon in answer to their prayers, that by a light repast refreshed, their limbs may strong and active be, nor ever feel the weight imposed by loaded stomach gorged with meat."

Above reproductions taken from The Vegetarian News (March 1934)

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Quotation: Rev. A. Bodington (1895)

"We do not think society is so perfect that it cannot be mended. We do not think that the Christian churches are so wise and good that they have nothing further to learn."

From a paper read to the Autumn Congress of the Vegetarian Federal Union, held in Birmingham.

Transcript published in The Vegetarian dated February 29th, 1896

Sunday, 7 August 2011

'Vegetarianism and the C.O.P.E.C. Movement' by Charles W. Forward

In 1924, a major Christian gathering was chaired by William Temple, Anglican Bishop of Manchester: the Conference on Politics, Economics and Citizenship.

There was no published reply to the above proposition from a leading lecturer, historian and editor of various vegetarian publications.

From The Vegetarian News (January 1924)