Redcrosse

Redcrosse

Remaking Religious Poetry for Today's World

eBook - 2012
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Bloomsbury Pub Plc
Do poetry and criticism matter in today's world?
How can the poetry of the past help us tackle the
changing nature of religious faith and national identity?

This book explores the creation of Redcrosse,
a new poetic liturgy for St George's Day and a unique collaborative work
written by the critic Ewan Fernie, the theologian Andrew Shanks and the major
contemporary poets Jo Shapcott, Michael Symmons Roberts and Andrew Motion.
Leading writers - including John Milbank, Salley Vickers and Sarah Apetrei, together
with authors of Redcrosse
itself - reflect on the creation of the liturgy and its central
inspiration, Edmund Spenser's epic Renaissance poem, The Faerie Queene,
as well as on its two premieres in St George's Chapel, Windsor and Manchester
Cathedral, and its sometimes controversial public reception. Including the full text of Redcrosse, the
volume triumphantly shows that a new poetic work really can address some of the
most pressing concerns of our time.

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Leading poets, critics and theologians explore the writing of a new poetic liturgy and how a creative work can confront issues of faith and ‘Englishness’.

McMillan Palgrave

Do poetry and criticism matter in today's world?
How can the poetry of the past help us tackle the changing nature of religious faith and national identity?

This book explores the creation of Redcrosse, a new poetic liturgy for St George's Day and a unique collaborative work written by the critic Ewan Fernie, the theologian Andrew Shanks and the major
contemporary poets Jo Shapcott, Michael Symmons Roberts and Andrew Motion. Leading writers - including John Milbank, Salley Vickers and Sarah Apetrei, together with authors ofRedcrosse itself - reflect on the creation of the liturgy and its central inspiration, Edmund Spenser's epic Renaissance poem,The Faerie Queene, as well as on its two premieres in St George's Chapel, Windsor and Manchester Cathedral, and its sometimes controversial public reception.

Including the full text of Redcrosse, the volume triumphantly shows that a new poetic work really can address some of the most pressing concerns of our time.


Leading poets, critics and theologians explore the writing of a new poetic liturgy and how a creative work can confront issues of faith and 'Englishness'.



Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2012
ISBN: 9781441157300
1441157301
1441156917
9781441156914
1441157301
1441138994
9781441138996
1441178589
9781441178589
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Fernie, Ewan 1971-

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