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Book Launch: My Sour Sweet Days by Mark Oakley

  • Course Dates: Fri 17 January 2020, 6:30 pm

Mark Oakley reveals George Herbert as a fine companion with whom to examine the journey of the soul. His poems are ‘heart-work and heaven-work’, embracing love and closeness, anger and despair, reconciliation and hope. There is too an appealing and audacious playfulness about Herbert: he seems to take God on, knowing God will win, confident God will not abandon him. This sense of relationship with God as primarily friendship is one of many intriguing and healing aspects we are invited to consider.

Mark Oakley is Dean of St John’s College, Cambridge, and is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College London. He was formerly Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral. Mark writes regularly for the Church Times and The Tablet and broadcasts frequently on BBC Radio 4. Mark Oakley was awarded the 2019 Michael Ramsey Prize for his book The Splash of Words.

This will be an evening book launch, from 6:30 pm

The event is free but booking is required bookshop@sarum.ac.uk

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Fri 17 January 2020
6:30 pm
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