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Lifting the Veil

Imagination and the Kingdom of God

Malcolm Guite

160 pages
Square Halo Books
From the first moment that he proclaims the Kingdom of God, Jesus appeals to our imagination. He makes that appeal through the parables of the kingdom, the paradoxes of the gospel, the enigmatic and beautiful signs he gave in his miracles and in those moments when the heavens open and the ordinary is transfigured, seen in an utterly new light. In this book Guite revisits and expands on the insights he gave in his Laing Lectures at Regent College, exploring how the creative work of poets and other artists can lift the veil a little and kindle our imaginations for Christ.
Author Bio
Malcolm Guite is a poet and priest in the Church of England. He is a Life Fellow of Girton College in the University of Cambridge and has published widely in the field of theology and literature. His books include Faith Hope and Poetry: Theology and the Poetic Imagination, Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Sounding the Seasons: Seventy Sonnets on the Christian Year.