Reflections

A Magazine of Theological and Ethical Inquiry from Yale Divinity School

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Copyright Chris Minnick, used by permission of

the photographer

POETRY

E.E. Cummings (1894-1962), one of the leading experi- menters of twentieth-century poetry, was also one of America’s most popular poets.

“i am a little church(no great cathedral)”
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© 1958, 1986, 1991 by the Trustees for the E. E. Cummings Trust.

Nola Garrett is a retired professor of English and creative writing who now lives in Palm Harbor, FL.

“The Pastor’s Wife Considers Theology” by Nola Garrett from The Pastor’s Wife Considers Pinball © by Nola Garrett. Used with the poet’s permission.

George Herbert (1593-1633) was a Welsh-born Anglican clergyman and orator. He ranks among the greatest Metaphysical poets in seventeenth-century English literature.

Philip Larkin, born in 1922, was England’s best-known poet at the time of his death in 1985. His books include The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows.

“Water” by Philip Larkin © Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Reprinted with permission.

Thomas H. Troeger, ’67 B.A., the J. Edward and Ruth
Cox Lantz Professor of Christian Communication at Yale Divinity School, is an author, musician, and poet. His article, “Reclaiming Godly Wonder,” appears in this issue on pages 24-27.

“The Beauty of the Sound of the Bells” by Thomas H. Troeger from Borrowed Light: Hymn Texts, Prayers and Poems (Oxford, 1994) © Oxford University Press. Reprinted with permission from the publisher. 

Issue Title: 
How Firm a Foundation? Churches Face the Future
Issue Year: 
2009