Spirit in a Strange Land - a Selection of New Zealand Spiritual Verse by Paul Morris; Harry Ricketts; Mike Grimshaw

Spirit in a Strange Land - a Selection of New Zealand Spiritual Verse by Paul Morris; Harry Ricketts; Mike Grimshaw

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A collection of New Zealand poetry that focuses on our spiritual experience, from Maori spirituality and European Christianity to contemporary New Age beliefs.SPIRIT IN A STRANGE LAND is the first-ever collection of poetry that focuses on a rich vein in New Zealand writing: our spiritual experience. Religious poetry has always been evident in anthologies, but by expanding the notion of religion beyond a narrow doctrinal frame and the portals of the Church, a surprising abundance of treasures is revealed.This collection is religiously, spiritually, historically and culturally diverse, reflecting the multiplicity of our spiritualities. Poems are arranged under seven headings designed to reflect these diversities: Godzone; Holidays and Holy Days; Saints and Sinners; Troubled Souls; Jesus Alone; Book of the Land; Rebels and Recluses. Included are works from internationally recognised local poets who have made their contribution to modern religious verse, eg Allen Curnow, James K Baxter, as well as others whose work is not conventionally or intentionally religious, eg Lauris Edmond, Jenny Bornholdt and Andrew Johnson. This book is a perfect resource for any occasion with a spiritual dimension-religious services, weddings, funerals, celebrations of may kinds. It will also find a place in schools and universities, and provide inspiration and insight for New Zealanders with an interest in spirituality and poetry. This 2002 Godwit Paperback is in Near Mint condition.

ISBN: 9781869620974 SKU: 1241832 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.