Matthew Arnold was a deeply religious man; his training as a child insured that, but in his essay, "Culture and Anarchy," shallow reading might lead to the false assumption that he had little faith in religion. More intensive study, however, makes his underlying faith apparent . True, he found fault with religious organizations which were so self-satisfied because they preached the subduing of animalities that they lost sight of the goal of real religion, a way of life striving for the brotherhood of man.
"Culture and Religion,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 15
, Article 13.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol15/iss3/13