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Drawing a unique map of the history of English poetry, Chapters Into Verse surveys and defines the literary legacy of the Scriptures from the fourteenth century to the present. Arranged in scriptural order from Genesis to Revelation, the book presents each poem alongside the biblical passage that inspired it. Thus readers can conveniently witness the various ways sacred text has sparked the imagination of poets throughout the ages. The editors have included poems by virtually all the prominent religious poets--among them John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Edward Taylor, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Included, too, are devotional and visionary works from a wide range of vintage poets--Robert Burns, William Blake, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Alfred Tennyson, and Robert Browning. Proving that the Bible is just as powerful a source of inspiration today as it was in the past, the collection also assembles a mixed congregation of modern and contemporary poets, such as Dylan Thomas, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Countee Cullen, e.e. cummings, William Butler Yeats, Laura (Riding) Jackson, A.D. Hope, Denise Levertov, and Philip Levine.

Of enduring interest to readers of both scripture and literature, this anthology illuminates key passages of the Old and New Testament. In selection after selection, readers will encounter an astonishing variety of religious experiences, as a host of poets from many eras and many backgrounds respond to Holy Scripture profoundly and imaginatively.

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Drawing a map of the history of English poetry, this work surveys and defines the literary legacy of the Scriptures from the 14th century to the present. Arranged in scriptural order from Genesis to Revelation, the text presents each poem alongside the biblical passage that inspired it.

Synopsis:

Drawing a unique map of the history of English poetry, this book surveys and defines the literary legacy of the Scriptures from the 14th century to the present. Arranged in order of the Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation, the book presents each poem alongside the biblical passage that inspired it.

About the Author

Robert Atwan is founder and series editor of The Best American Essays and co-editor of Divine Inspiration (OUP 1998) Laurance Wieder is a poet and the editor of The Poets' Book of Psalms (OUP 1999).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195136760
Editor:
Atwan, Robert
Editor:
Wieder, Laurance
Editor:
Atwan, Robert
Editor:
Wieder, Laurance
Editor:
Wieder, Laurence
Author:
Atwan, Robert
Author:
null, Laurance
Author:
null, Robert
Author:
Wieder, Laurance
Editor:
Wieder, Laurance
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford England
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Inspirational & Religious
Subject:
Religious poetry, american
Subject:
Religious poetry, English
Subject:
Theology | Biblical Studies
Subject:
Religion and Theology | Biblical Studies
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Biblical Studies
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Series Volume:
135
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.9 x 5.3 x 1.4 in 1.45 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing a map of the history of English poetry, this work surveys and defines the literary legacy of the Scriptures from the 14th century to the present. Arranged in scriptural order from Genesis to Revelation, the text presents each poem alongside the biblical passage that inspired it.
"Synopsis" by , Drawing a unique map of the history of English poetry, this book surveys and defines the literary legacy of the Scriptures from the 14th century to the present. Arranged in order of the Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation, the book presents each poem alongside the biblical passage that inspired it.

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