Holy Saturday, Faith Crisis, and the Poetry of R.S. Thomas, with guest Richard McLauchlan

March 29, 2021 00:43:29
Holy Saturday, Faith Crisis, and the Poetry of R.S. Thomas, with guest Richard McLauchlan
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Holy Saturday, Faith Crisis, and the Poetry of R.S. Thomas, with guest Richard McLauchlan

Mar 29 2021 | 00:43:29

/

Show Notes

The twentieth-century Welsh poet R.S. Thomas has been called a poet of Holy Saturday. Holy Saturday falls between the day of Christ’s crucifixion and the morning of His resurrection. Commemorative of Christ’s descent to the realm of the dead, Holy Saturday, and the poetry of R.S. Thomas, also speak evocatively to times when we feel caught somewhere between devastation and hope, between periods of spiritual suffering and the experience of God’s blessing. With Easter approaching, we spoke with Richard McLauchlan—an independent scholar, professional biographer, and author of Saturday’s Silence: R.S. Thomas and Paschal Reading—about the day between crucifixion and resurrection, a day of suffering and silence that speaks to the spiritual realities so many of us feel.

Interview by Matthew Wickman, Founding Director, BYU Humanities Center.

Produced and edited by Brooke Browne and Sam Jacob

Other Episodes

Episode 0

February 14, 2022 00:46:48
Episode Cover

The Theology – and Poetry – of Suffering, Transformation, and Joy, with guest Laura Reece Hogan

Laura Reece Hogan is an award-winning poet and theologian. Her book I Live, No Longer I: Paul’s Spirituality of Suffering, Transformation, and Joy won...

Listen

Episode 0

April 24, 2023 00:29:16
Episode Cover

Season 3 wrap-up: conversation with Faith and Imagination podcast producer Sophia Snyder

We’ve come to the end of Season 3 of the podcast. I talk with Sophia Snyder, the podcast’s producer, and we share a few...

Listen

Episode 0

February 27, 2023 00:40:17
Episode Cover

The Spirituality of … Anger? with guest Douglas Hardy, Nazarene Theological Seminary

The Reverend Douglas S. Hardy is Professor of Spiritual Formation at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City. Doug has earned degrees in psychology as...

Listen