Andrew Klavan, author of How the West was Lost: The Transformation of Modern Liberalism, takes a closer look at some of England’s most revered poets to explore how their works point the way to a deeper understanding of the words and teachings of Jesus Christ. In this thought-provoking book, Klavan examines how writers such as John Donne, William Wordsworth, Alfred Tennyson and T.S. Eliot used poetry to probe religious mysteries that others avoided or misunderstood. He argues convincingly that these great poets provide valuable insights into Christianity which are relevant for believers and nonbelievers alike. The Truth and Beauty is an enlightening examination of some of England’s finest poetic minds – and a fresh perspective on one of history’s most important religions.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in the thoughts and works of some of England’s greatest poets. It provides a fresh perspective on Christianity, which may be interesting for believers and nonbelievers alike.
- Klavan provides a unique perspective on Christianity and its history
- The poems explored in the book are beautiful and thought-provoking
- Klavan’s arguments are well-reasoned and convincing
- The book is extremely dense and could have been edited down a bit.
- It’s somewhat dated, as it focuses exclusively on English poets.
- Even though the author makes a strong case for their relevance, not all of the poems analyzed are necessarily interesting or accessible to a general audience.
Learn more about the author
Andrew Klavan is the author of a number of books, including How The West Was Lost: The Transformation Of Modern Liberalism and True Crime.
“Klavan has a knack for making poetry interesting and understandable to the average person. I really enjoyed this book and learned a lot from it.”
“Andrew Klavan is one of the most perceptive and thoughtful Christian writers working today. In this marvelous book, he uses the insights of English poets to explore religious mysteries that others have avoided or misunderstood. The result is a brilliant and original exploration of Christianity’s eternal truths.”
“This book is a masterpiece! Klavan’s writing style is eloquent, and his analysis of the poets is insightful. I have never read anything quite like it.”
“Klavan has a great gift for making the abstruse and complex understandable, as well as interesting. He also writes with an exquisite beauty that is itself refreshing in our age of ugliness.”