Religion: Muscular Christ

A prelate who for twelve years was headmaster of Rugby School may be expected to admire all that is rugged and two-fisted. Such a man is Dr. Albert Augustus David, Anglican Bishop of Liverpool. Last fortnight he and some other British ecclesiasts publicly deplored the traditional custom of picturing Jesus Christ as meek & mild. They urged artists to paint Him as "strong and muscular." Said they: "We would not mind if the beard were sacrificed if that would make for a stronger face. People these days are inclined to be irreverent about beards,...

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