‘Faith and Religion’

Meg Bateman, James McGonigal

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Abstract

The chapter gives an overview of religious expression and comment in Scottish poetry in Gaelic, Scots, English and Latin from the earliest sources to the present. It gives the social, historical and intellectual context of the poems and traces such themes as cosmic piety, contempt for the world, the place of women, social justice, and modern environmental concerns.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Companion to Scottish Poetry
EditorsCarla Sassi
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherScottish Literature International
Pages179-189
Number of pages11
Volume3
ISBN (Print)978-1-90-908980-15-1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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NameInternational Companions to Scottish Literature
PublisherScottish Literature International

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    Bateman, M., & McGonigal , J. (2015). ‘Faith and Religion’. In C. Sassi (Ed.), The International Companion to Scottish Poetry (Vol. 3, pp. 179-189). [chapter 17] (International Companions to Scottish Literature). Scottish Literature International. http://asls.arts.gla.ac.uk/IC3.html