R. S. Thomas is recognised globally as one of the major poets twentieth century. Such detailed attention has been paid to religious dimensions his work has, however, largely limited itself such matters obsession with ‘absent God’, appalled fascination mixed cruelty and wonder a divinely created world, interest in world-view ‘new physics’, increasingly heterodox stance on spiritual matters. What neglected central indebtedness key features ‘classic’ Christian tradition. This book concentrates powerful compelling example this, reading Thomas’s great body light three days that form centre Gospel narrative; which tell death, entombment resurrection Christ.