School of Divinity

Christ and the Poetic Imagination

This lecture is one of a series of public events as part of the Templeton Religion Trust-funded ‘Art and the Sacred’ project based at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh investigating spiritual realities and the extent to which these can be mediated by art.

This event will be followed by a reception in Rainy Hall.


Malcolm Guite

Malcolm Guite is a poet and priest, and Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge. He lectures widely in England and North America on Theology and Literature. His books include Sounding the Seasons; Seventy Sonnets for the Christian Year (Canterbury 2012).  The Singing Bowl; Collected Poems (Canterbury  2013) and Parable and Paradox (Canterbury Press 2016) and Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Hodder 2017) After Prayer (Canterbury Press 2019) and The Word Within the Words (DLT 2021) 

Colour head and shoulders image of Revd Dr Malcolm Guite
May 03 2022 -

Christ and the Poetic Imagination

In this lecture, Revd Dr Malcolm Guite will explore the way Shakespeare’s account of the poetic imagination might offer some paradigms to help us explore the mystery of the incarnation, and how in turn the idea of incarnation might deepen our understanding of poetry. 

Elizabeth Templeton Lecture Theatre, New College