The Anglican Tradition of Poetry

Spoken Word (poetry, historical)

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  • St Vincent's - St Vincent's
  • 15:00
  • Aug 17
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: The Reverend Professor Gordon Graham and Colleagues
  • Warnings and additional info: -
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A striking result of the Anglican Church’s break with Rome in 1536 was its impact on English literature, not only Cranmer’s masterly Book of Common Prayer and the King James Bible, but a wealth of beautiful poems, hymns and anthems by many of the greatest names in English poetry. The long line of Anglican poets stretches from John Donne and George Herbert through Charles Wesley and Christina Rossetti to TS Eliot and RS Thomas. This talk with readings aims to bring out the beauty and continuity of a remarkable tradition. Free admission. Donations invited.

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