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John Donne is one of history's great poets. He taught us that "no man is an island" and to not ask "for whom the bell tolls". Yet he is often overlooked by Protestants as a Protestant. This week Onsi, Colin, and Rhys talk about Donne's life and divine poetry, the limits of language, and what we can learn from him as a Protestant poet.
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Onsi: If You Love Me: Serving the Church of Christ in Spirit and Truth by Matthew the Poor
The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine Vol. 2 - The Spirit of Eastern Christendom by Jaroslav Pelikan
Rhys: Simply Christian by Tom Wright
"Retrieving John Donne: Poetic Companion for Conflict Protestants" by Rhys Laverty
"Holy Sonnet XI (Spit in my face you Jews)" by John Donne
"Holy Sonnet XIV (Batter my heart three person'd God)" by John Donne
"Holy Sonnet XVIII (Show me, deare Christ)" by John Donne
"Satire III" by John Donne
"A Litany" by John Donne
Theo-Poetics: Hans Urs Von Balthasar and the Risk and Art of Being by Anne M. Carpenter
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"Midnight Stroll" by Ghostrifter. Free to use under Creative Commons. Available here.