George Herbert, Priest and Poet


Kenneth Mason

ISBN: 978-0-7283-0083-5

LENGTH: 32 pages

Fairacres Publications 74

1980 6/2003

The anguish of the poet George Herbert on feeling called to the priesthood, his vision of it, and his total dedication combine to inspire and encourage us in our desire to serve God.

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George Herbert’s anguish when he sensed that God was calling him to become a priest, his almost mystical vision of the priestly office, and the total dedication with which he finally embraced it, provide us with inspiration and encouragement in our own desire to serve God. In this perceptive study of four of Herbert’s best-loved poems, ‘The Collar’, ‘Love’, ‘Aaron’, and ‘The Flower’, Kenneth Mason shows how Herbert’s way with words illuminates God’s ways with the human heart.

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32 pages


Kenneth Mason



Book Size

140 x 210 mm


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Author Bio

Kenneth Mason, born in 1931, was ordained priest in 1959. After eleven years in parish ministry in the Diocese of York, he moved to Canterbury, where he was engaged from 1969 to 1989 in ministerial training and education. He was then Principal of Coates Hall, the Episcopal Theological College in Edinburgh, until 1995. He now lives in retirement in the Diocese of Ripon.

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