Alison Searle: Love, Religion and Politics in the Letters of Samuel Rutherford

Friday April 20th

Alison Searle, academic fellow at the University of Leeds, examines the heady mixture of divine eroticism, political activism and passionate pastoral care that distinguishes the letters of Scottish Covenanter and Anwoth minister, Samuel Rutherford. Sent to a tight-knit network of correspondents during the British Civil Wars, these letters played a key role in strengthening the cause of Scottish Presbyterianism in Britain and making God’s presence palpable in daily life.

1.30- 2.30  The Mill on the Fleet  £5.00

(includes tea and biscuits)

Following Alison Searle’s presentation there will be an optional walk to The Rutherford Monument, led by Alison Searle and David Steel. It  leaves  The Mill Cafe at 3.00pm, weather permitting.

FREE.  All welcome. Strong footwear advisable.


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