FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Accomplished poet, author and scholar Christian Wiman will speak on Sunday, May 18, at both the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services at the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church in Fairfield, the Adult Education Board announced.
Wiman is on the faculty of Yale Divinity School teaching literature and religion having served 10 years as editor of the prestigious Poetry magazine. He has written several books, including "My Bright Abyss," which critics have labeled as a “masterpiece” and “a revelation.”
He was raised in a conservative Christian home and community in rural west Texas, but following his college days had seen his faith go dormant as his career flourished. Wiman was later diagnosed with a rare and incurable blood cancer and has endured marrow transplants and intensive treatment while reexamining his faith and mortality. "My Bright Abyss" is a meditation on Christian faith and is a deeply thoughtful, moving and helpful look at the ultimate questions of life, death, doubt and faith which will be shared during our services.
A reception will follow the 10:30 am service to welcome and thank Wiman.
The Greenfield Hill Congregational Church is located at 1045 Old Academy Road, Fairfield, and was founded in 1725.
For more information, visit www.GreenfieldHillChurch.com or www.facebook.com/greenfieldhillcongregationalchurc , email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203.259.5596.
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