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Haunted by Christ - Modern Writers and The Struggle for Faith

29 November 2018
  • 19:00
  • £12 (£10 FoBH & u25s)

Writer, broadcaster, theologian, and former Bishop of Oxford, Richard Harries [Baron Harries of Pentregarth] is back in Hampstead to discuss his new book, ‘Haunted By Christ – Modern Writers and the Search For Faith’.

This is a stimulating bringing together of literature and theology as he looks at nineteen twentieth century novelists and poets from W.H. Auden to Evelyn Waugh who have embraced, challenged, or struggled with, Christianity.

Described by Frances Spalding in her Tablet review as a book about ‘the boldness with which these writers have had it out with God’ – and the list includes complicated Christians like R.S Thomas and William Golding, as well as powerful interrogators like Samuel Beckett and Philip Pullman – Richard Harries’ approach is original, engaging, and unexpected.

He’ll be talking to Piers Plowright in Burgh House’s beautiful Music Room and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and buy the book after their conversation.

£12 tickets and £10 FOBH and under 25’s.