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dc.contributor.authorPass, Bruce R.
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-01T11:01:05Z
dc.date.available2017-09-01T11:01:05Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-01
dc.identifier.citationPass, B. R. (2017). Where have all the poets gone? Theology in Scotland, 24(1), 22-34en_US
dc.identifier.issn1465-2862en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/TIS/article/view/1516en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/11586
dc.description.abstractAgainst the background of a diminished presence of poetry in the life of the Church, this essay sets out to trace the theological contours of poetic expression. The territory covered takes in the poetic texts found throughout Scripture (where we see poetry sanctified for the purpose of divine revelation) to the use of poetry in worship (where we see how it has sanctified the Church to doxological purpose). An absence of poetic texts in Church life risks two possible outcomes. First, it provides fertile ground for an arid rationalism as a result of uncoupling of the imagination and affections from the knowledge of God. Second, it can contribute to a sidelining of aesthetics in Church life and a resultant dichotomizing of the sacred and secular. The essay concludes by considering how churches might respond to the absence of poets. This takes in new approaches to the use of the Psalter in worship and the composition of poetry that reflects the impulses of contemporary Christian life. (This paper was selected as the winning entry in the 2016 Fraser Essay Prize competition.)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSt Mary's College, University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTheology in Scotlanden_US
dc.rightsCopyright (c) 2017 Bruce R. Pass. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Licence.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/*
dc.subjectPoetryen_US
dc.subjectPoeten_US
dc.subjectPsalmsen_US
dc.subjectGeorge Herberten_US
dc.subjectIsaac Wattsen_US
dc.subjectMike Cosperen_US
dc.subjectAestheticsen_US
dc.subject.lccBR1.S3T5en_US
dc.subject.lcshTheology--Study and teaching--Scotlanden_US
dc.subject.lcshTheology, Doctrinal--Scotlanden_US
dc.titleWhere have all the poets gone?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen_US
dc.publicationstatusPublisheden_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US


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