The Poetry of God and War

Spoken Word (poetry)

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  • St Vincent's - St Vincent's
  • 15:00
  • Aug 16
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Reverend Professor Gordon Graham and Colleagues at St Vincent's
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From the Book of Exodus to the nuclear age, two subjects have regularly inspired poets: love and war. The aspects of love that poets explore and celebrate have largely remained the same, but the poetry of war has undergone a change. A new focus on the destructive and dehumanising impact of modern warfare has been added to the age-old themes of heroism, sacrifice, victory and loss. This presentation will offer the audience a chance to hear how religious poetry has reflected this change. Free admission, donations invited.

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