To Joseph Needham (8 June 1934) (2)

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[16] Dear Needham,

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Yes, also Macmurray is somewhat pessimistic about Tawney, because he is supposed to be very slow to move. I have not yet arranged … […]

I could not help feeling at a recent Conference at High Leigh, where Macmurray [17] read several papers on Religion and Politics, that he has now reached a stage in his thinking which designates a signal advance in our general philosophical position and is perhaps the beginning of a very great change in the method of dealing with these subjects. But Canon Ravens defection would be a very severe blow, and I hope that this is not his final word. […]

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KPA: 47/06, 16-17