The Poetic Imagination
By: L. William Countryman
Anglicanism, as Countryman argues, is unusual among forms of Western Christianity in being defined primarily in terms of community rather than by authoritative theological principles. In the end, Anglicanism may be characterized by a poetic imagination well reflected in the work of many of the great lyric poets of the English language.
L. William Countryman is an Episcopal priest and Professor of New Testament at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California.