The Saxon Savior: The Germanic Transformation of the Gospel in the Ninth-Century Heliand / Edition 1

The Saxon Savior: The Germanic Transformation of the Gospel in the Ninth-Century Heliand / Edition 1

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by G. Ronald Murphy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195097203

ISBN-13: 9780195097207

Pub. Date: 01/19/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This study is an interpretation and appreciation of the art of he Heliand, the 9th century Saxon epic poem in which the Christian Gospel of the four evangelist is translated in Germanic terms. Murphy examines in detail the ingenious and sensitive poetic analogies through which familiar texts—the Nativity, the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes and the Lord's

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This study is an interpretation and appreciation of the art of he Heliand, the 9th century Saxon epic poem in which the Christian Gospel of the four evangelist is translated in Germanic terms. Murphy examines in detail the ingenious and sensitive poetic analogies through which familiar texts—the Nativity, the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes and the Lord's Prayer, the Passion and Resurrection—are transformed into Germanic settings and concepts. The first book in English on The Heliand, this study offers a new socio-political explanation of the possible motives of the unknown author in undertaking this enormous and brilliantly realized poetic task.

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ISBN-13:
9780195097207
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/19/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.39(d)

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Saxon Savior: The Germanic Transformation of the Gospel in the Ninth-Century Heliand 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book is absolutely essential for any student of Old Saxon history, language, and culture. Murphy's insight into the pre-Christian world view of the ancient Saxon peoples is quite profound.