Miscellaneous writings of Roger M Stott (1938-2007), charting the spiritual and intellectual journey of one man

'From Exclusive Brethrenism to English Literature'

“Two ways of seeing competed with each other: on one side stood the apparent continuum of a Jewish tribal literature, the absoluteness of the New Testament with its 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life' and all the construction of John Nelson Darby; on the other stood the persuasive, fallible, infinitely diverse subtleties of my A-Level texts. One was graven on stone, the other rippled like water. One asserted itself: this is true, you know it is true, it is the Word of God and you will be damned if you turn away from it. The other side sang and whispered, beguiled, suggested, asked questions, claimed nothing, resonated. The battle was on.”

Miscellaneous writings of Roger M. Stott (1938-2007), charting the spiritual and intellectual journey of one man. Content has been arranged as follows, and can also be accessed using the top menu:

  1. Introducing himself
  2. The Schism of 1959-60
  3. The Schism of 1970
  4. The Aftermath of the 1970 Schism
  5. The "Review"
  6. Exclusive Brethren - non-Taylorite
  7. Life after Brethrenism
  8. Angst on becoming 62
  9. Family Life
  10. Religion's role in Violence
  11. A Toast
  12. Jesus and Shakespeare - A transition [unfinished]
  13. Sweetness and Light
  14. Fundamentalism
  15. Money, Social Status and Role of Women among the Brethren
  16. Decrepitude
  17. The World's Worst Wound: The Holocaust
  18. Wild Strawberries
  19. Darbyism
  20. Some Favourite Poems
  21. His Holiness John Paul II
  22. Freudian Slops
  23. In Support of the 2002 Everyman BBC Broadcast
  24. Happiness
  25. Elsie Widdowson
  26. Nationalist Feelings
  27. Terrorism
  28. New Home in the Fens
  29. Books
  30. Books by Rebecca
  31. Books by Roger M Stott
  32. Lost Faith
  33. Paranormal Memory
  34. Preparing to face death
  35. The Funeral


This document will serve as a primary source for those researching the history of Brethrenism, as an inspirational introduction to some of the most influential English literature, and as a memorial to a dearly loved friend, Roger M Stott