Pennar Davies Centenary Celebrated

30 Sep 2011

An event to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the theologian Pennar Davies washeld at Christwell United Church, Manselton, Swansea, on Saturday 01 October where Y Lolfa launched two books in memory of this prominent Welshman.

The books being launched were:

Saintly Enigma - the biography of Pennar Davies, which includes descriptions of the south Wales of his childhood, the Welsh awakening during his lifetime, his time as principal of a theological college, including student protests; the politics of Pennar, the author and bard.

Diary of a Soul - a translation of the Welsh-language classic  Cudd fy Meiau  by Pennar Davies. The original was published as a weekly column in the Congregational newspaper  Y Tyst  in 1955. The volume has been long regarded as a classic by many Welsh people and the book records the honest confessions of a deeply spiritual man. Foreword by Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury.


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