N. F. S.Grundtvig
An Introduction to his Life and Work
Hardback |352 pp |234 x 156 mm
This fascinating book introduces to the English-speaking world N. F. S. Grundtvig, the preacher, poet, scholar and politician who played a crucial role in the life of nineteenth-century Denmark. In his own country, Grundtvig's sermons and hymns, his educational and historical writings, gave birth to a national and spiritual awakening, which still strongly affects Danish life and thought today.
Grundtvig was a man firmly rooted in his own time and place. But his thoughts at times have prophetic ring to them. they have still much to say about the underlying unity of the Christian tradition, about questions of national identity and national interdependence and about the way in which we may come to a new understanding of the creation itself as made in God's image and likeness.