Friday, May 23, 2008

Poets discuss their faith

I think this is a great site.

It's a partial list of twentieth-century poets who write in some way about their Christian faith. For some it's explicit, openly discussing matters of theology and experience. This includes a variety of denominations -- Catholic , Orthodox , mainline Protestant , Calvinist and evangelical . For some this faith could only be called non-denominational --mixing Christianity with Zen or Native American spirituality . For others, this faith is more implicit and only eluded to. For some, it is unclear where they presently stand in relationship to the traditional Christian faith. Others have a clear church affiliation, but only speak of their faith on occasion.

These poets represent a wide variety of positions, from liberal to radical to conservative. It include poets who converted mid course n life, and others who later abandoned the church. Every view of faith is included.

I've never seen anything like this before, and it's a great resource.

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