The Poets' Jesus: Representations at the End of a Millennium

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2000 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 0195131142. 0.96 x 9.22 x 6.38 Inches; 208 pages; Poets have always been the medium through which a culture talks of, and to, its gods. ... Now, in this learned but lively commentary, Peggy Rosenthal shows us the astonishing range of poetic encounters with Jesus. With a special emphasis on twentieth-century poetry, Rosenthal draws from an unprecedented range of world poetry--from Africa, the Arab world, and the Far East to Latin America and the West--to give readers an understanding of how different times and different cultures have affected the way poets refigure Jesus and of how poets' fascination with the man from Nazareth transcends all barriers. She also demonstrates that, despite the twentieth century's self-definition as a secular and post-Christian epoch, it has produced poetry about Jesus of truly surprising quality and variety. Impeccably researched and extremely accessible, The Poets Jesus will strongly appeal to scholars of poetry and religion as well as for Read more Show Less

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Poets have always been the medium through which a culture talks of, and to, its gods. Now, in this learned but lively commentary, Peggy Rosenthal shows us the astonishing range of poetic encounters with Jesus. With a special emphasis on twentieth-century poetry, Rosenthal draws from an unprecedented range of world poetry—from Africa, the Arab world, and the Far East to Latin America and the West—to give readers an understanding of how different times and different cultures have affected the way poets refigure Jesus and of how poets' fascination with the man from Nazareth transcends all barriers. She also demonstrates that, despite the twentieth century's self-definition as a secular and post-Christian epoch, it has produced poetry about Jesus of truly surprising quality and variety. Impeccably researched and extremely accessible, The Poets Jesus will strongly appeal to scholars of poetry and religion as well as for all general readers of poetry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195131147
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Pages: 208
  • Lexile: 1370L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Rosenthal has taught courses on poetry and spirituality at St. Bernards Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology and at Wheaton College. Her previous books include Words and Values and Divine Inspiration.

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Table of Contents

1 Jesus as Christ and More: The First Eighteen Centuries 3
2 Jesus as Romantic Hero 23
3 Sliding into Modernism: Jesus Pale and Shrunken 50
4 Crisis of the Secularized West: Postmodernism's Jesus as Antihero 69
5 Crucified Africa: The Politicized Jesus of Africa and Beyond 84
6 Archetypal Christ: Arabic Poetry and Other Wastelands 101
7 Jesus Absent 112
8 Between Absence and Presence: Playing Around with Jesus 136
9 Jesus Present 151
Notes 174
Permissions Acknowledgments 183
Notes on the Artists 184
Index 185
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