‘In the Beginning was the Word’ - Religion as Poetry and Story?

‘In the Beginning was the Word’ - Religion as Poetry and Story?

Sea of Faith Network say of their London Day Conference 2017

“We thought we could build a conference around the idea of humans’ need for stories and poetry to shape and enrich our lives and how religions are built on this.”

  • Start Date: Saturday 25th March 2017
  • Start Time: 10:30AM
  • Location: St John's Church, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY
  • Contact: John Seargeant
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  • Speakers: Mark Oakley, Dinah Livingstone, Salley Vickers
  • Host: Sea of Faith
  • Cost: £20/£17 concessions
  • Website: www.sofn.org.uk
Add to Calendar 25/03/2017 10:30 AM 25/03/2017 4:30 PM Europe/London ‘In the Beginning was the Word’ - Religion as Poetry and Story?

Sea of Faith Network say of their London Day Conference 2017

“We thought we could build a conference around the idea of humans’ need for stories and poetry to shape and enrich our lives and how religions are built on this.”

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One of the speakers, Dinah Livingstone has said: ‘If we regard God or gods and the whole supernatural realm as the rich product of the human imagination, what value can such poetic tales still have for us, once we have discarded the supernatural? The surprising answer is as much as ever. Not only does everyone, atheist or otherwise, need some theology, without which so much of our history and culture remains baffling, but when taken and sifted with what Coleridge called poetic faith, those tales are found to contain treasures of wisdom.'

The speakers for this event are:

Mark Oakley, Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral.Mark has recently published The Splash of Words: Believing in Poetry.

Dinah Livingstone, Poet, translator and editor of Sofia. Dinah's ninth poetry collection is The Vision Splendid.

Salley Vickers, Novelist. Salley's tenth novel Cousins was published in November 2016.

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