His reading over the summer of 1827

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His reading over the summer of 1827, and his trouble with medical school, seem to have  convinced Darwin that the life of a country parson was the life for him. He decided to go  to the University of Cambridge to study for the clergy. There, unlike at Edinburgh, he  was required to sign the "Thirty-Nine Articles," a statement of faith in the Anglican creed,  which he did willingly albeit not without some doubts. Although his grandfather Erasmus  had been a staunch dissenter and agnostic, a couple of generations of success had  weakened the Darwin resolve against religion. Later in life Darwin's doubts would lead  him to a fiercely atheistic position, but for now he was willing to make peace along with  the prevailing faith. At the beginning of 1828 Charles headed to Cambridge. He found a place to live on  Sidney Street above a tobacconist's store. The summer of 1828 was spent in Barmouth, 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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