Introduction; 1. On Spiritual Doubts and Fears; 2. On Death; 3. On Belief; 4. On the Church's Social and Spiritual Roles; 5. On Vanity and Hypocrisy; 6. On Cultural Decline and Despair; 7. On Non-Anglican Faithsv.
Kevin Gardner is Professor of English Literature at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is now writing a scholarly monograph on Betjeman's Christian imagination.
Mention in London Review of Books, 21 September 2006
'anyone who wants to have his or her eyes opened to the presence of God in ordinary life or the significance of the transient and the mundane in the light of eternity would do well to read this anthology...these poems are often movingly honest about his perplexities or his inadequacies, but in the end a hope, often against hope, remains...This selection is thoroughly to be recommended'--Sanford Lakoff "Search "