Anglo-Saxon Spirituality: Selected Writings
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Anglo-Saxon Spirituality: Selected Writings   -     Edited By: Robert Boenig
    By: Robert Boenig, ed.

Anglo-Saxon Spirituality: Selected Writings

Edited By: Robert Boenig
Paulist Press / 2001 / Paperback

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This collection offers is a unique glimpse into the minds and hearts of converts to Christianity from the late dark ages and early medieval period. Includes sermons, homilies and poems written by Anglo-Saxons and variety, from practical contemplations on what it means to be Christian by following the examples of John the Baptist, to the highly mystical and symbolic Dream of the Rood. The manuscript notes provide information regarding usage and etymologies as well as scriptural references.

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Title: Anglo-Saxon Spirituality: Selected Writings
By: Robert Boenig, ed.
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Paulist Press
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 1 ounce
ISBN: 0809139502
ISBN-13: 9780809139507
Stock No: WW39502

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The beauty, the mystery and the power of Anglo-Saxon civilization have long fascinated lovers of history and literature. Now, with this volume in the much-lauded Classics of Western Spirituality™, readers are invited to discover the heart and soul of this culture—its spirituality. Extending from the mid-400's to 1066, the Norman Conquest of England, the Anglo-Saxon age demonstrated a fusion of the Christian and the pagan/heroic, rending their literature compelling and their spirituality unique. This volume presents a wide-ranging selection of Anglo-Saxon writings both in poetry and prose. There are sermons extolling the heroism of saints, homilies explaining church festivals and customs, poetical paraphrases of excerpts from the Bible, visions of Judgment Day, allegories, hagiographies and didactic pieces, as well as the celebrated Dream of the Rood and Cædmon's Hymn, the earliest of English poems. All pieces, freshly and engagingly translated by Robert Boenig, are arranged according to the manuscripts in which they can be found. With this extraordinary selection of texts from the Anglo-Saxon tradition, this volume is sure to attract an audience that includes medievalists, church historians and religious professionals, who will appreciate its historical and religious insights. In addition, those who teach or study medieval English literature will want to adopt it for course and research work. †

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