Faith in Poetry, with guest Michael D. Hurley, Cambridge University

We sometimes playfully label things we love – a great movie, a sporting event, a delectable meal – “religious experiences.” But today’s guest, Professor Michael D. Hurley of Cambridge University, says that some well-known English authors sought earnestly to create precisely that kind of experience, a religious experience, through their poetry. Professor Hurley teaches at Cambridge University, and we spoke in this episode about his elegant and insightful book Faith in Poetry: Verse Style as a Mode of Religious Belief (2017).

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

Produced and edited by Brooke Browne and Sam Jacob.

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