Haunted by Christ

Haunted by Christ

Modern Writers and the Struggle for Faith

Richard Harries

£13.32

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W. H. Auden, T. S. Eliot, William Golding, Elizabeth Jennings, C. S. Lewis, Flannery O’Connor, Stevie Smith . . . These are some of the great poets and novelists whose struggles with faith find expression in their works, and who demonstrate the fascinatingly different forms that faith can take in different times and places.

Richard Harries considers the work of twenty of these writers, painting vivid pictures of their lives and times. He also provides numerous critically sympathetic insights into the spiritual dimension of their writings.

The result is a book for readers of all religious persuasions, especially those who are fascinated by the ways in which faith is refracted through the lens of great poetry and fiction.

Also by Richard Harries:
The Beauty and the Horror (SPCK, 2016)
‘A major new defence of Christianity that does not flinch from asking difficult questions about the kind of God who could have created our world.’
The Bookseller

‘A heartening book, confronting the hardest questions with wide knowledge and deep wisdom.’
John Carey, Chief Literary Reviewer, Sunday Times

‘An eloquent, honest and engaging case for Christian faith.’
The Tablet

‘A deeply interesting book.’
Mary Warnock


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Richard Harries:
RICHARD HARRIES was Bishop of Oxford from 1987-2006 and is now an Honorary Professor of Theology at King's College. He is the author of more than 20 books, many of them on ethical issues, and is a frequent broadcaster. He chaired the Church of England's Board for Social Responsibility and the Ethics and Law Committee of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (the HFEA). He was made a Life Peer on his retirement (Lord Harries of Pentregarth) and continues to contribute in the House of Lords.

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