Coleridge and faith: clues and trails

27th May, 2016

27 Fai, 2016

Starts | Dechrau: 20:00pm

Ends | Diwedd: 21:00pm



St Mary's Church, Cusop

Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5RF



St Mary's, Cusop, Hay-on-Wye hosts an hour of conversation between Revd. Prof. John Rogerson and Dr. Douglas Hedley.

Coleridge exasperated his family, friends, colleagues, the public and those who came after him. His life was chaotic, laudenam dependent and prone to collapses. He was attacked on many sides. And yet artists, academics, social activists, theologians, politicians and environmentalists from then til now have discovered great insights into our humanity and culture among Coleridge's brokenness.

This conversation explores Coleridge's significance in questions about faith, identity and religion. In what ways might Coleridge be considered a significant and relevant contributor today?

Dr Douglas Hedley is co-chair of the Platonism and Neoplatonism section of the American Academy of Religion and a past Secretary of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion and past President of the European Society for the Philosophy of Religion.

Prof. John Rogerson is a world authority on the Old Testament. A recent review of his collected essays suggested that "Rogerson probably knows more than anyone else in the English-speaking world about the history of German scholarship" - a scholarship that profoundly influenced Samuel Taylor Coleridge as a young man.

This talk is part of the on-the-road programme of the Clare College, Cambridge conference Coleridge and the Elusive Imagination: Clues and Trails

(image: Burnt Poetry by Ivor Davies)

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