Congenial beings from another sphere - The meeting of Coleridge and Blake in fact and imagination
7.00 pm, Wednesday 22 February 2017, Waterstones Bookshop, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD
‘Blake and Coleridge, when in company seemed like congenial beings from another sphere, breathing for a while on our earth’. This was how Charles Tulk, the Swedenborgian described their meeting. Unfortunately he didn’t tell us what they actually said. In this talk Malcolm Guite will try to tease out what they had in common, particularly in their theology of Imagination.
Malcolm Guite is a poet and priest, working as Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge. He also teaches at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge and lectures widely in England and North America on Theology and Literature. He has a particular interest in the imagination as a truth-bearing faculty and continues to reflect deeply on how poetry can stimulate and re-awaken our prayer life.
The event is free, but if you would like to come please register your attendance via: www.blakesociety.org/news