The Poetic Bible

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In this splendid collection of poetry, an enormous range of literary styles, historical periods, and religious backgrounds is represented. There are works from poetic masters such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John Bunyan, John Donne, John Milton, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Charles Wesley. The collection also includes contemporary lyricists such as Eugene Peterson and Madeleine L'Engle. From various eras and diverse backgrounds these poets respond to Scripture profoundly and ...
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Overview

In this splendid collection of poetry, an enormous range of literary styles, historical periods, and religious backgrounds is represented. There are works from poetic masters such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John Bunyan, John Donne, John Milton, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Charles Wesley. The collection also includes contemporary lyricists such as Eugene Peterson and Madeleine L'Engle. From various eras and diverse backgrounds these poets respond to Scripture profoundly and imaginatively.

The Poetic Bible is arranged according to the themes Genesis and the Pentateuch, the Histories, the Wisdom books, the Prophets, the Gospels, the Epistles, and the book of Revelation. As each poet expands the themes of Scripture, he or she conveys the deepest emotions of the soul and the essentials of the Christian faith. Refreshing and encouraging as devotional reading, The Poetic Bible is also an outstanding resource for ministers, speakers, teachers, and writers.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780801046124
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2001
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Colin Duriez has written books on C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Inklings. He has lectured in England, Ireland, Finland, Spain, and Poland as well as the United States. He is currently working on a biography of Francis Schaeffer. Duriez is general books editor for InterVarsity Press in Leicester, England.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Pentateuch 1
The Histories 37
The Wisdom Books 53
The Prophets 91
The Gospels and Acts 111
The Letters 169
The Apocalypse 193
Acknowledgements and Sources 210
Glossary 213
Index of poets 223
Index of titles 224
Index of first lines 226
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