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Spring Regional Convivium: “The Poetic Lens: Seeing With Wisdom’s Adornment and Virtue’s Delight”
March 11 @ 5:30 pm - March 12 @ 4:00 pm
Spring Regional Convivium: The Poetic Lens: Seeing With Wisdom’s Adornment and Virtue’s Delight
One of the key motivations for us at The Davenant Institute is a belief that can be summed up in a catchphrase, Wisdom will save the world, literally. Whether spoken or written there is much beautiful wisdom to be gleaned from the great literature of the world. If it be so, then it is no wonder so many of us have a heart for literature. Literature is a vital tool to beautifully convey wisdom.
The emphasis of this year’s Spring Convivium will be on poetry, but not just the genre of poetry. We will look also into how the use of poetic imagery and figurative speech draws us in to delight in the beauties of wisdom and to act on its virtues. If the idea that wisdom will save the world is literally true, then we can find plenty of examples across the ages. This year, we welcome Charles Carman as our keynote speaker presenting on “Back to the Sources: The Revival of Classical Poetry in the Protestant Reformation.”