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Proms Plus:The Weeping Prophet and Visions of Chaos

Nandini Das invites them to discuss the past and present of prophecy and the existence of chaos, creation and apocalypse in all human culture

The Bible has provided much fruitful inspiration to poets, novelists and composers over the past two thousand years. BBC New Generation Thinker Dr Joe Moshenska teaches Milton at the University of Cambridge. He discusses ideas of doom, chaos and Biblical themes with the novelist Salley Vickers, whose novel Mr Golightly’s Holiday features God as protagonist. They look at the “weeping prophet” Jeremiah, Job, Cassandra and Tiresias and discuss whether creation is impossible without chaos with Nandini Das, Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool and an audience at Imperial College in London.

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32 minutes