Re-imagining religion: Scottish writers and the breadth of religion

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David Jasper


To tie in with this issue’s theme of theology and imagination, this review essay reflects on four relatively recent works by Scottish authors in order to explore the ubiquitous and often deeply unsettling experience of Scottish religion in literature and the arts.

Reviewed works:

Meg Bateman, Robert Crawford and James McGonigal, eds., Scottish Religious Poetry: From the Sixth Century to the Present (Edinburgh: Saint Andrew Press, 2000)

Edwin Morgan, A.D.: A Trilogy of Plays on the Life of Jesus (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2000)

James Robertson, News of the Dead (London: Hamish Hamilton, 2021)

David Brown, God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)

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