The Poems of Jesus Christ

The Poems of Jesus Christ

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WW Norton
The words of Jesus Christ are restored to their original poetic form ?in this extraordinary volume.

Baker & Taylor
A poet, translator and religious scholar reveals the original words spoken by by Jesus, as depicted by Mark, Matthew, Luke and John and shows how lyrical and richly descripted they were, before being lost in numerous re-translations.

Norton Pub
Jesus Christ, whose teachings have been on the lips of millions for two millennia, is revealed here as one of the greatest poets of all time. What happened to deafen us to the poetic nature of his words? In migrating from Aramaic speech into written Greek translation, and later into English translation, the lyrics got locked up as prose.In The Poems of Jesus Christ Willis Barnstone unveils the essential poetry of the Gospels by taking the direct speech of Jesus from Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John, and lineating and titling Jesus’s words as individual poems. Jesus’s poems are wisdom lyrics and narrative parables, rich with garden, animal, and nature imagery. Austere and poignant, they carry the totality of the Gospels’ message through the intensity of a single voice––the Gospel of Jesus.
The words of Jesus Christ are restored to their original poetic form in this extraordinary volume.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393083576
Characteristics: xxvii, 252 p. ; 22 cm


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