Poetry and Prayer: A Mutual Inspiration

Speaker(s): Malcolm Guite
Date: Summer 2020
Length: 1h 16m
Product ID: RGDL5002T

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Lecture Description: In this lecture I will explore how poetry and prayer can inform and inspire one another. I will draw specifically on the example of George Herbert’s poem Prayer—the way it has inspired other poetry and guided many in their prayer lives.

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Malcolm Guiteis the Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge. He teaches for the Divinity Faculty in Cambridge and lectures widely in England and North America on Theology and Literature. His publications include What do Christians Believe? (Granta 2006); Faith, Hope and Poetry (Ashgate 2010, paperback 2012); Sounding the Seasons: Seventy Sonnets for the Christian Year (Canterbury 2012); The Singing Bowl: Collected Poems (Canterbury 2013); Waiting on the Word (Canterbury 2015); and Parable and Paradox (Canterbury 2016).

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