Love, Religion and Politics in the Letters of Samuel Rutherford

20th April 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Rutherford Hall
Gatehouse of Fleet
Castle Douglas DG7

As part of the Big Lit Festival 2018, Dr Alison Searle of Leeds University will be giving a talk on the letters of Samuel Rutherford.  The talk will cost £5  including tea and  biscuits.  The talk will be followed by a walk to the Rutherford monument led by Alison Searle and David Steel. In her talk Alison will examine the heady mixture of divine eroticism, political activism and passionate pastoral care that distinguishes the letters of Scottish covenanter and Anwoth minister Samuel Rutherford.  Sent to a tight-knit network of correspondents during the British Civil Wars, these letters played a key role in strengthening the cause of Scottish Presbyterianism in Britain and making God’s presence palpable in daily life.

The talk is timed for 1.30 – 2.30 followed by the walk at 3.00pm.

For more information and to book a place please see the web site