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Heaven in Ordinary

Poetry and Religion in a Secular Age

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Heaven in Ordinary is like a love affair with poetry that engages with religious questions, for good or ill, concerned with five poets who are haunted by God. Poets, in times of great faith and times of doubt, have expressed for us their sense of both the presence and the absence of God in language that is sometimes almost sacramental in its weight of beauty, love, fear, anger or despair. The poets considered here all relate, in some way, to the traditions of Anglicanism through the centuries, reflecting both a common humanity and a wide breadth of human experience as it struggles with God. Heaven in Ordinary is deliberately autobiographical in approach, as it is grounded in David Jasper's own lifetime experience of reading poetry since his school years, and over four decades as a priest. The poets he so beautifully discusses have related both positively and negatively to the Christian faith and the Anglican tradition. Some are deeply religious, others are haunted by God and the divine mystery.

Product code: 9780718895419

ISBN 9780718895419
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H156xW234
No. Of Pages 159
Publisher James Clarke & Co Ltd
A personal journey through poetry and faith, exploring the themes of five English poets in relation to Christianity and the Anglican tradition in particular.