Scripture and the English Poetic Imagination

Author(s): David Lyle Jeffrey
Original Publish Date: Apr 16, 2019
Product Number: EB00756779
Released: Apr 16, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781493416899
Publisher: Baker Academic
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The God of the Bible often speaks in poetry. Beginning with an illuminating exploration of eloquence in the divine voice, a highly acclaimed professor of literature opens up the treasury of biblical tradition among English poets both past and present, showing them to be well attuned not only to Scripture's meaning but also to its music. In exploring the work of various poets, David Lyle Jeffrey demonstrates how the poetry of the Bible affords a register of understanding in which the beauty of Holy Scripture deepens meditation on its truth and is indeed a vital part of that truth.

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