'Philip Heldrake brings a pastoral sensitivity to bear on selections from "The Temple" and "The Country Parson" ... This volume reminds us that the metaphysical poets continue to speak to audiences beyond the literary academy. Shakespeareans have been almost the only early modernists to cultivate relationships between the academy and the nonacademic world. This volume suggests that specialists in other aspects of premodern culture may have a wider audience than they think.' (John Watkins "Recent Studies in the English Renaissance"
About the Author
PHILIP SHELDRAKE is Professorial Research Fellow in the Dept of Religion and Theology at the University of Durham. He has written extensively in the field of spirituality and is editor of The SCM Dictionary of Spirituality.