Misc (Rigveda)

The Rigveda, the oldest of the Hindu scriptures, date back to the early Aryan invasions of northern India (ca. 1500-1200 B.C.) The Sanskrit word veda is the remote ancestor of the English word wit and the German word wissen. It is most readily translated today as “knowledge.” Specifically, veda refers to the sort of knowledge that will help a man win the favor of the gods. The verses are replete with examples of virtue and charity and define the responsibilities of the wealthy and powerful to the poor.

Sir Edwin Chadwick

Chadwick was the literary assistant to Jeremy Bentham before having a career as an influential reformer of the English government. He was appointed to the Royal Commission which investigated reforms to the Poor Laws and then spent much of the rest of his life writing about and reforming the sanitary conditions in Britain.

Misc (Reformation Chorale)

Many French and German Protestants rendered into musical form biblical works, such as the Psalms, and are the basis of most early Reformation music. A considerable number were created by Martin Luther whose concept of a priesthood of all believers found expression in his encouragement of congregational singing.

Alphabetical by Last Name

Thomas Kingsmill Abbott
H.B. Acton
John Emerich Edward Dalberg, Lord Acton
Charles Francis Adams
Henry Adams
John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Joseph Addison
Mortimer J. Adler
Aeschylus
Thomas Ahnert
K Narayanaswami Aiyar
Armen A. Alchian
Jean Le Rond d’ Alembert
Rev. B.H. Alford
Maulvi Muhammed Ali
Syed Nawab Ali
William Richard Allen
William Barclay Allen
William Talbot Allison
Richard Alm
Johannes Althusius
John Alvis
Ambrose
Amos
Rasmus B. Anderson
Terry L. Anderson
Charles M. Andrews
Saint Anselm
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Joyce Oldham Appleby
St. Thomas Aquinas
Arthur John Arberry
Archimedes
Aristophanes
Aristotle
David Armitage
Thomas Henry Arnold (the younger)
Sir William James Ashley
Robert Ashton
Anders Åslund
Saint Francis of Assisi
Edward Atkinson
Saint Augustine
Edward Aveling
Averroes (Ibn Rushd)
Manuel Ayau
National Anti-Corn Law League