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Bannan Institutes

Oct 17, 2013
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Location
Learning Commons and Library, St. Clare Room

Christian Wiman | My Bright Abyss: Thoughts on Modern Belief

Lecture
Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education

Moving among a variety of writings—poetry, prose, theology, biography—as well as experiences from his own life, Christian Wiman will examine what a credible Christian faith might look like at the beginning of the 21st century.

Christian Wiman graduated from Washington and Lee University in Virginia. For years he traveled the world – from Guatemala to the Czech Republic – devoting himself to the craft of poetry. He later became the Jones lecturer of poetry at Stanford University, a visiting lecturer at the Yale Divinity School, and also taught at Northwestern University and the Prague School of Economics.  From 2003 to 2013, Christian Wiman served as the editor of Poetry Magazine, the oldest American magazine of verse. Under Wiman’s  leadership, Poetry was honored with two prestigious National Magazine Awards in 2011. Wiman is now Senior Lecturer in Religion and Literature at Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music.  He is the author of three well-received books of poetry, a book of essays and most recently, My Bright Abyss:  Meditations of a Modern Believer.

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