Talk on the letters of Samuel Rutherford

Love, Religion and Politics in the letters of Samuel Rutherfordis the title of a talk to be given by Dr Alison Searle of Leeds University at the Mill on the Fleet on Friday 20th April from 1.30 to 2.30.  The talk is one of the events in the Big Lit , Stewartry Literary Festival 2018
In her talk Alison will examine the heady mixture of divine eroticism, political activism and passionate pastoral care that distinguishes the letters of Scottish covenanter and Anwoth minister Samuel Rutherford.  Sent to a tight-knit network of correspondents during the British Civil Wars, these letters played a key role in strengthening the cause of Scottish Presbyterianism in Britain and making God's presence palpable in daily life.
The talk, cost £5 including tea and biscuits, will be followed by a guided walk to the Rutherford monument led by Alison Searle and David Steel

To book a place at the talk please visit the Big Lit web or contact the box office:  Tel: 07803 228497 / 07707 686109

The Rutherford Monument Project

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