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Published: 04 May 2000

208 Pages | 10 b/w line illus

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195131147

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The Poets' Jesus

Representations at the End of a Millennium

Peggy Rosenthal

Poetry, Rosenthal argues, focuses the imagination of a culture as no other written form can. In each chapter of her book, she considers the world's poets as Shelley's "unacknowledged legislators" - creators who dreamed or destroyed visions of Jesus which shaped the spiritual climate of their times and nations. The book, through wide-ranging in its coverage and impeccably researched, is written extremely accessibly, as though for the general reader, hence it should appeal to the literature and poetry market more broadly as well as scholars of both poetry and Christianity.