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Canon B. H. Streeter

Nature volume 140, page 536 (25 September 1937) | Download Citation



CANON B. H. STREETER, provost of Queen's College, Oxford, who was killed with his wife in an aeroplane accident in Switzerland on September 10, was one of the great Biblical scholars of the world. He was a many-sided man, and his intellectual interest was wide. Psychology, modern physics, anthropology, psychical research, the relations between religion and science, were all subjects in which he had read widely and become interested. He had a large circle of friends from whom he could acquire at first hand the information on these subjects he needed. He was, in particular, profoundly alive to the difficulties raised by the relations of science to religious truth, and some of these were discussed by him in his most popular book, "Reality: A New Correlation of Science and Religion" (1926), more briefly also in "Adventure" (1927), and in the Bampton Lectures for 1932, "The Buddha and The Christ".

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