Saturday’s Silence: R. S. Thomas and Paschal Reading, by Richard McLauchlan

Title of book or publication
Saturday’s Silence: R. S. Thomas and Paschal Reading
Richard McLauchlan
University of Wales Press
Month and Year of Publication
November 2016
Description or summary
front-cover_-saturdays-silenceR. S. Thomas is acknowledged as one of the major poets of the twentieth century. However, the detailed attention paid to the religious dimensions of his work has largely limited itself to such matters as his obsession with the ‘absent God’; his appalled fascination with the mixed cruelty and wonder of a divinely created world; his interest in the world-view of the ‘new physics’; and his increasingly heterodox stance on spiritual matters. What has to some extent been neglected is his central indebtedness to key features of the ‘classic’ Christian tradition. This book concentrates on one powerful and compelling example, reading Thomas’s great body of religious work in the light of the three days at the heart of the Gospel narrative – the days which tell of the death, entombment and resurrection of Christ.
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