Haunted by Christ: Modern Writers and the Struggle for Faith - Richard Harries
Part of a series of free lunchtime talks at St Paul’s on the first Sunday of the month exploring Christian spirituality, life and ethics with some of the best Christian thinkers and writers of our time. Each event includes plenty of time for questions and answers. Sunday Forum is in the Wren Suite in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral. Admission is free and unticketed. Seating is first-come, first-served: please come early to ensure your place.
- Start Date:
- Sunday 3rd February 2019
- Start Time:
- St Paul's, London
- Richard Harries
The Rt Revd Richard Harries was formerly the Bishop of Oxford and has been described by Rowan Williams as one of our greatest Christian intellectuals. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of numerous works of popular and academic theology.
A good novel expands our sense of the complexity of human life. Richard Harries says that at a time when so much religious language has become either unbelievable or alien to many, it is often in works of literature that that we can begin to discover again the enchantment of the Christian faith and attempt to understand it in the texture of real life.
In his latest book, Haunted by Christ: Modern Writers and the Struggle for Faith (SPCK 2018), he explores some of the novelists, playwrights and poets who have meant most to him, including Dostoevsky, Emily Dickinson, Marilynne Robinson and Philip Pullman. He will explore why it is that literature can teach us so much about how to be a human being and a person of faith.