God, the Poet and the Devil Hardback
Robert Burns and Religion
by Donald Smith;
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God, the Poet and the Devil
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God, the Poet and the Devil by Donald Smith was published by St Andrew Press in December 2008 and is our 32639th best seller. The ISBN for God, the Poet and the Devil is 9780715208762.
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God, The Poet & The DevilBarry Vendy, via The Good Book Stall
Robbie Burns was born in Ayrshire, in 1759 (another big anniversary celebration in 2009. Perhaps ‘Burns Night’ will be a bit extra-special this January). I knew nothing about Burns when I started reading, not even the words of ‘Auld Lang Syne’! I’m ashamed to be ignorant of one of our greatest poets! Donald Smith’s book has taught me all I know, and has spurred me on to find out more. He considers Burns’ poetry, his political concerns, his Christian faith and attitude to organised religion, and his controversial, and seemingly contradictory, love affairs. The book is full of extracts from Burns’ verse, with helpful translations of some of the difficult Scottish words. While Burns was no model of perfection, Smith commends him for showing what it means to be ‘fully human in a contradictory world’.
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|Page last updated||4th January 2017|
|Author / Artist||Donald Smith|
|Publisher||St Andrew Press (December 2008)|
|Number of Pages||176|