By Ewan Fernie
How can the poetry of the prior support us take on the altering nature of non secular religion and nationwide identity?
This publication explores the production of Redcrosse, a brand new poetic liturgy for St George's Day and a special collaborative paintings written through the critic Ewan Fernie, the theologian Andrew Shanks and the major
contemporary poets Jo Shapcott, Michael Symmons Roberts and Andrew movement. prime writers - together with John Milbank, Salley Vickers and Sarah Apetrei, including authors of Redcrosse itself - ponder the construction of the liturgy and its vital concept, Edmund Spenser's epic Renaissance poem, The Faerie Queene, in addition to on its premieres in St George's Chapel, Windsor and Manchester Cathedral, and its occasionally debatable public reception.
Including the complete textual content of Redcrosse, the quantity triumphantly indicates new poetic paintings fairly can handle the most urgent issues of our time.
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