Hope in Time
Gerard Manley Hopkins used poetry, illustrated by Hurrahing in Harvest, to point to the inexplicable, profound and even disturbing experience lying between mortal time and God’s Being. Theological hope also, I suggest, sits in that temporal space of promise of change yet unknowing. At the outset of the poem the time of now in summer and autumn illustrates two moments within temporal flow, a break, yet also paradoxically chromatic flow, picking out a moment within a world that is changing.
Hope, Time, Hope in Time, Theology of Hope, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Hopkins, God’s Being
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