R.S. Thomas: Poetry and Theology

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Baylor University Press, 2007 - 219 pages

This volume celebrates the work of the Welsh poet R. S. Thomas (1913-2000) and illuminates the theological implications of this famous twentieth-century poet-priest's pilgrimage. By providing detailed readings of individual poems, Davis explores the depth and imagination of Thomas's profound theological vision.

 

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A very good book about a very good poet. A Welsh one.

Contents

Poetry in Theological Crisis
1
Finding and Following R S Thomas
17
Agnostic Faith
41
PoetPriest of the Apocalyptic Mode
59
Mirrors and Mirror Imagery
73
Gaps in the Poetry of R S Thomas
85
Fathers and Sons
99
The Quarrel with Technology
111
R S Thomas and Søren Kierkegaard
123
R S Thomas and Wallace Stevens
143
Conclusion
157
Notes
161
Bibliography
199
Index
213
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William V. Davis (Ph.D. Ohio University) is Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at Baylor University.

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