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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Frederick McDermott   24 November 1880

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. (Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.)

Nov. 24th 1880

Private

Dear Sir

I am sorry to have to inform you that I do not believe in the Bible as a divine revelation, & therefore not in Jesus Christ as the son of God.1

Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

In his letter of 23 November 1880, McDermott had asked whether CD believed in the New Testament.

Summary

CD does "not believe in the Bible as a divine revelation".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12851
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Frederick McDermott
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
Bonhams, New York (dealers) (21 September 2015)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12851,” accessed on 3 February 2023, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-12851.xml

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