The Fellowship of the New Life


The Fellowship of the New Life

The Fellowship of the New Life was an organization in the 19th century, most famous for a splinter group, the Fabian Society.

It was founded in 1883, by the Scottish intellectual Thomas Davidson (philosopher) ["The Development of Thomas Davidson's Religious & Social Thought by James A. Good". [http://www.autodidactproject.org/other/TD.html] ] . Fellowship members included poets Edward Carpenter and John Davidson, sexologist Havelock Ellis, and future Fabian secretary Edward R. Pease.Future UK Prime Minster Ramsey MacDonaldwas briefly a member.According to MacDonald, the Fellowship's maininfluences were Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson [MacDonaldquoted on pg. XV of Henry S. Salt's "Life of Thoreau", University of Illinois Press, 2000.] .

Its objective was "The cultivation of a perfect character in each and all." They wanted to transform society by setting an example of clean simplified living for others to follow. But when some members also wanted to become politically involved to aid society's transformation, it was decided that a separate society, the Fabian Society, would also be set up. All members were free to attend both societies. The Fellowship of the New Life disbanded sometime in the early 1890s.

Although not a member, Patrick Geddes was influenced by some of the organisation'sideas [Elisee Reclus and Patrick Geddes: Geographies of the Mind [http://patrickgeddes.co.uk/summer_feature_reclus.html] ] .

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Fellowship of the New Life — La Fellowship of the New Life (en français : les Compagnons de la nouvelle vie) était un groupe de réflexion politique et sociale britannique au XIXe siècle dont fit scission la Fabian Society. Sommaire 1 Fondation 2 Idées 3 Scission …   Wikipédia en Français

  • New Life Fellowship Association — New Life Fellowship Classification Protestant Orientation neocharismatic Geographical areas India, Middle East …   Wikipedia

  • New Life Churches, New Zealand — New Life Churches International is a Pentecostal Christian church denomination that was formally established in New Zealand in the 1960s. It was led for many years by Rob Wheeler, a New Zealand Evangelist and Peter Morrow, an Australian… …   Wikipedia

  • New Life Fellowship — [ [http://newlifefellowship.in New Life Fellowship] ] began in the mid sixties as a result of missionaries (Trevor and Isabel Paterson) from the New Life Churches of New Zealand who came to India out of a revival that swept their country. These… …   Wikipedia

  • New Life Christian Center — Country  Philippines Denomination Pentecostal Website New Life Christian Center …   Wikipedia

  • New Life Christian Fellowship — NLCF official website logo Formation 1989 Location Blacksburg, Virginia Membership 800 …   Wikipedia

  • The New Earth — is an expression used in the Book of Isaiah (Is 65:17 66:22), 2 Peter (2 Peter 3:13), and Book of Revelation (Rev 21:1) in the Bible to describe the final state of redeemed humanity. It is one of the central doctrines of biblical eschatology and… …   Wikipedia

  • The New School Foundation — The New School Movement Foundation in Oslo opened the first New School in Oslo Autumn 2004. The Foundation is the umbrella organisation for the New School Movement. The founder of the School is Mosse Jørgensen. The New School is a semi… …   Wikipedia

  • New Apostolic Church — New Apostolic redirects here. For other uses, see New Apostolic Reformation. New Apostolic Church (NAC) New Apostolic church hall with emblem Classification Chilia …   Wikipedia

  • The Way International — Founder(s) Victor Paul Wierwille Location New Knoxville, Ohio, U.S. Origins October 3, 1942 [1] Vesper Chimes radio program[2] Key peopl …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.