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"When A Heart Is Really Alive: George MacDonald and the Prophetic Imagination" a lecture by Malcolm Guite

Thursday, May 30, 2024 @ 7pm, Armerding Concert Hall

Malcolm GuiteThis lecture will explore how MacDonald's fantasy writing not only created a new literary genre and inspired writers like C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, but also how the living, numinous, symbols and stories he created continue to speak powerfully and prophetically into our own cultural crisis, two hundred years after he was born.

Malcolm Guite is a poet and priest, and Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge. He lives in Norfolk, England, and lectures widely in England and North America on Theology and Literature. His books include: Sounding the Seasons; Seventy Sonnets for the Christian Year (Canterbury Press 2012), The Singing Bowl; Collected Poems (Canterbury Press 2013), Parable and Paradox (Canterbury Press 2016), Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Hodder 2017), After Prayer (Canterbury Press 2019), The Word Within the Words (DLT 2021), and Lifting The Veil (Canterbury Press 2022). In 2023 he was awarded the Archbishop Lanfranc Medal for Education and Scholarship by the Archbishop of Canterbury. He also has a YouTube series called ‘A Spell in the Library.’

This lecture is free and open to the public, and will take place in Armerding Concert Hall, 520 Kenilworth Ave., Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. The event is sponsored by the Marion E. Wade Center’s Muriel Fuller Endowment for the Imagination and the Arts and is part of the "George MacDonald and the Prophetic Imagination" Bicentennial Conference with the George MacDonald Society.