Faith Hope and Poetry is coming out in Paperback! At last it is actually affordable. It should be out in April! It already has a page on the Ashgate site which includes some goof reviews of the first edition. check it out here: FHP Paperback
My Books are like buses, you wait for ages and then two come along at once! Here they are:
First up: Faith Hope and Poetry; theology and the poetic imagination, published by Ashgate this month. Here are some advanced reviews:
“a profound theology of the imagination, developed in dialogue with writers
both familiar and unfamiliar, beautifully combining close reading with wide
horizons.” Rt Revd Rowan Williams Archbishop of Canterbury
“Malcolm Guite has offered us an immensley rich work…in which the truth telling available only in poetry is brought to the service of mature theological vision. It is quite simply both astounding and outstanding” Rt Revd Stephen Sykes Former Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University
“…scholarship, vivid faith, word craft, imaginative insight and careful research are all available at a level that is revelatory to both academics and lay readers alike. Guite, not only an anglican priest but a poet and scholar of the highest order, invites us to this fresh feast, a summons that will widen our own worlds immeasurably” Luci Shaw Author of Harvesting fog -New Poems, Breath for the Bones; Imagination Art and Spirit
Do come along to the launch at Girton College on October 12th 6-7pm. There will be copies available at a 50% discount. Let me know if you’re coming so I can cater.
Faith Hope and Poetry is now in the Ashgate catalogue! Read about it here
“Guite is taking us on a liberating voyage into our poetic inheritance,” The Tablet
You can also read a full review in the Tablet here
Next up is the Cambridge Companion to CS Lewis, published by CUP
I have written the final chapter on Lewis as a poet. Its in the shops and on Amazon now, but there will also be a cambridge ‘Launch’ in November. Watch this space. Read more about the book here.
Here’s a selection of my other books books:
What do Christians believe?
In this book, written for the reader looking for quick practical insights into the beliefs and practices of Christianity, Malcolm Guite offers a lucid summary and interpretation of the Christian faith. Jesus himself identified love as the essential element in both worship and daily life. Using this teaching, and the core Christian belief that Jesus was God’s way of opening himself to humanity, Guite explains the inner meaning of such key Christian teachings as atonement, redemption and the concept of God as Trinity.
What Do Christians Believe? To buy a copy, visit Amazon there is also an American Edition published by Walker Books available Here What Do Christians Believe has also been translated into Greek, Finnish, and Dutch
The metaphor of performance has been applied fruitfully by anthropologists and other social theorists to different aspects of human social existence, and furnishes a potentially helpful model in terms of which to think theologically about Christian life.
Malcolm has contributed a chapter entitled ‘Our truest poetry is our most feignin… poetry, playfulness and truth’To learn more about this book, or to buy a copy, visit the Ashgate Books website at www.ashgate.comor buy it here from Amazon
Beholding The Glory
‘Here is a spendid contribution to a white-hot theological topic: the relationship between theology and the arts. In this book, a multi-faceted illumination is achieved by the distinguished contributors, who shine their spotlights not only on God’s truth as revealed in Jesus Christ, but upon the dynamic creativity of artists as they explore this truth in so many striking and stimulating ways. This is a compulsive read, richly rewarding, which made me realize the enormous importance of doing theology through the arts.’ Susan Howatch – author
To buy a copy of this book click this ink to Amazon
Reflections for Daily Prayer. I contributed to 14 meditations each to two volumes of reflections on the Church of England daily readings.
This one can be bought here
and this one can be bought here
A number of my poems appear in an excellent and timely book on living simply that others may simply live published by Canterbury Press
You can get it at Amazon here