The Saxon Savior

The Saxon Savior : Germanic Transformation of the Gospel in the Ninth Century "Heliand"

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This book is an interpretation and appreciation of the art of the Heliand, the 9th-century Saxon epic poem in which the Christian Gospel of the four evangelists is reexpressed 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 Northern 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 Heliand author in undertaking this enormous and brilliantly realized poetic task.show more

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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 17mm | 320g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195060423
  • 9780195060423

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