A Radiant Darkness

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A day of reflection exploring the heart’s deep journey into the divine and God’s deep journey in our hearts Led by Prof Mark Burrows

Saturday 4 February

10.30 am – 4.00 pm

Cost £30 Concessions £20

Please contact the office for a concession E, meditatio@wccm.org T. 020 7278 2070

Please bring a packed lunch.  Coffee and tea provided



In one of his letters, St. Paul offers a quiet—and quietly radical—reading of the Genesis creation story: “For it is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness’ who has shone in our hearts. . .” (2 Cor. 4.6). The apostle is commenting here on Genesis 1.3. But his intent is to suggest how light shines not in but out of our darkness. It is this conviction we will spend the day exploring—guided by poets, artists, musicians, and theologians. Three sessions will set a meditative frame for the day, inviting us to delve into this mystery in our lives, with all its strange wonder and wild beauty.


Mark Burrows is professor of religion and literature at the University of Applied Sciences in Bochum, Germany. Well known as a speaker and retreat leader, as theologian and teacher, he is also a poet. His recent publications include two volumes of German poetry in translation (Rilke’s Prayers of a Young Poet and SAID’s 99 psalms), and his forthcoming collection of poems, The Chance of Home, was released in January, 2017. His scholarly work focuses on mysticism and poetics, and his passions wander into the arts and their intersection with theology.


February 4th, 2017 10:30 AM   to   4:00 PM
St Marks, Myddelton Square
London , EC1R 1XX
United Kingdom

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Phone: 020 7278 2070
ticket GBP 30.00

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