LENT STUDY 2021:  Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot

Four Thursdays at 7pm:  25 February, 4 March, 11 March and 18 March

TS Eliot is one of the greatest poets of the 20th century and an acute describer of the modern age. His greatest work is the Four Quartets, a series of four long poems that are deeply philosophical and theological, while also appealing to the universality of human experience, particularly the human experience of the Divine. In this course we will read Eliot’s Four Quartets closely, while also attending to their spirituality and sense of God. Through an analysis of what the poems say and our own responses to them, we will use these poems as a path to come closer to God and gain a deeper insight into the unique spirituality expressed through poetry.

Our facilitator is Evan Craig Reardon. Evan is a poet, librarian, and archivist. He is completing an MA in English and MSLS at SUNY Albany where he focuses on poetry and poetics, and literary archives, respectively. He is a layperson in the Episcopal Diocese of Albany, and devoted to bringing poetry to as many people as possible.

You can purchase your own copy of the Four Quartets, or it may download a copy at: http://www.paikassociates.com/pdf/fourquartets.pdf

Please register via email at office@bethesdachurch.org or by calling the parish office:  518.584.5980.