Give Love, Receive the Kingdom

Jesus Creed | 7/12/2018 | Staff
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I recently read through Benedicta Ward’s new book book, Give Love and Receive the Kingdom, a collection of essays and papers. The topic is English spirituality, but it’s early English or Anglo-Saxon spirituality and not modern stuff at all.

She focuses on Bede the Venerable and Anselm of Canterbury but there’s plenty more, like St Cuthbert, 12th Century hermits, Julian of Norwich and preachers (Lancelot Andrewes, Jeremy Taylor, Mark Frank) and a little about John Bunyan.

Anything - Essays - Sorts - Papers - Addresses

If anything, these essays model the sorts of papers or addresses or lectures that can be given publicly. In other words, crisp and clear and absent of rabbit trails and arcane discussions. She’s a model writer.

A quote worth recording, about Cuthbert:

Saint - Wise - Agonies - Darknesses - Faith

A Christian saint is not remembered as wise or great or righteous, but as a humble and sinful human being who learned, through who knows what agonies and darknesses, so to walk in faith in Christ through his daily life that at the point of death he revealed to others,...
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