James Runcie

Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death

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Daria Lytkinhas quoted3 years ago
Kierkegaard’s, Canon Chambers? “There are many people who reach their conclusions about life like schoolboys: they cheat their master by copying the answer out of a book without having worked the sum out for themselves.”
Daria Lytkinhas quoted3 years ago
How we love determines how we live
Daria Lytkinhas quoted3 years ago
‘Singing is the sound of the soul,’ he thought to himself. For centuries people had been singing these words. Such continuity gave Sidney hope. He was part of something greater than himself – not only history but beauty, continuity and, he hoped, truth.
Daria Lytkinhas quoted3 years ago
We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done
Valeria Beskaravaynahas quoted4 years ago
The sun was in his eyes but once he had established his position he thought it rude to move. ‘I am used to listening,’ he said.
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The first autumn leaves flickered as they fell from the elms. The day was too beautiful for a funeral.
Valeria Beskaravaynahas quoted4 years ago
It was a weekday morning in October 1953 and the pale rays of a low autumn sun were falling over the village of Grantchester.
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