The Poetic Imagination: An Anglican Spiritual Tradition

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Orbis Books, 1999 - 214 páginas
"For Anglicans, English lyric poetry occupies a significant place: they do not turn to it in order to learn a spirituality so much as to find "companionship in practising what they have already begun to understand of life in the presence of the Holy." The lyric poet is not primarily engaged in prescribing or instructing. Herbert, Vaughan, Donne and their successors down to Eliot and R. S. Thomas in our own century, offer as it were an overhead discourse that often touches on the hidden depths of the life of the spirit." "William Countryman's obvious love for this poetry, and his sense of a relationship with its writers - a shared history, a shared tradition of worship, a shared gaze towards the Holy - means that this book can also display for its readers something of the "light that surprises", the "discovery of grace", the kind of spiritual awakening that New Testament authors call metanoia."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Preface by Philip Sheldrake
9
Resources of Image and Language
37
Presence and Absence
61
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