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The Poems of Jesus Christ, Willis Barnstone

Author:    Willis Barnstone

Title:   The Poems of Jesus Christ

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    W. W. Norton & Company April 2012

ISBN Number:    0393083578 / 9780393083576

Seller ID:   95205

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.

Price = 26.95 USD



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