• Ecclesiasticus, War Graves, and the Secularization of British Values

    Author(s):
    Alana Vincent (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies
    Subject(s):
    Cultural history, Reception of the Bible, World War I literature, Commonwealth studies, War memorials
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/b8x9-pw66
    Abstract:
    This article reads the design of the British Imperial War Graves cemeteries in the context of the religious pluralism of the late Empire. Reviewing the deliberations of the design committee and parliamentary debates on the design of the cemeteries, it notes that the Christian character of the cemeteries was relatively muted, a design decision which caused no small amount of public and political controversy, but which permitted the cemeteries to present an image of a unified Empire. The paper argues that the choice of quotations specifically from the apocrypha was an important and deliberate aspect of this presentational strategy.
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