Love Took My Hand: The Spirituality of George Herbert
The impact of the seventeenth-century priest and poet George Herbert spans the centuries. His work continues to be widely loved and many number him among the greatest English poets. In 'Love Took My Hand' Philip Sheldrake shares his own personal enthusiasm for Herbert and shows that, though his world is distant from our own, we may still enjoy an immensely fruitful encounter with him.
Philip Sheldrake describes the background to Herbert's thought and surveys the main themes of his rich spirituality. Drawing from The Country Parson and the great collection of poetry known as The Temple he explores Herbert's images of God, his sense of place, his understanding of discipleship and holiness, his teaching on prayer and his spirituality of service.
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