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Archbishop Endorsement for Redcrosse

08 May 12

'How do we think about identity in ways that don't reflect anxiety, fear of the other, uncritical adulation of our past and all the other pitfalls that surround this subject? The Redcrosse project manages to negotiate these difficulties with immense imaginative energy and honesty: no sour notes, no attempt to overcompensate by desperately overapologetic rhetoric, simply a recovery of deep roots and generous vision. As much as it takes its cue from Spenser, it's a contemporary working out of some of the great and inexhaustible legacy of Blake, a unique contribution to what is often a pretty sterile discussion of who we are in these islands.' - Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, UK.

Redcrosse - the book from The Faerie Queene Now project - is now at press and will be published to coincide with the RSC Redcrosse in Coventry Cathedral on the 17th of November this year. For more on the book click here.

Listen here to a podcast of Professor Ewan Fernie speaking about the Redcrosse liturgy developed as part of the Religion and Society-funded project which he led: http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/publications/podcasts/show/ewan_fernie_reflects_on_redcrosse

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