Strangely Orthodox


Language: English

ISBN: 9781843236825

Current Publication Date: 2006

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 64

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R.S.Thomas was, first and foremost, a priest.

For all his achievments as a literary figure of international standing, for all the contreversy that often surrounded his political pronouncements, his true calling was to the Church and to God whose contradictions were often as intriguing and perplexing as his own.

Strangely Orthodox is a concise and convenient companion to Thomas's devotional poems. This is not literary criticism in the usual sense, but rather an unpretentious summary of the poet's recurring religious concerns, illustrated by extensive and useful quotation from the poetry itself.