Theology and poetry in the Middle English lyric
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Theology and poetry in the Middle English lyric a study of sacred history and aesthetic form. by Sarah Appleton Weber

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Published by Ohio State University Press in [Columbus] .
Written in English


  • English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism,
  • Christian poetry, English (Middle) -- History and criticism,
  • Theology -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500,
  • Literary form -- History -- To 1500,
  • Liturgy and poetry,
  • Rhetoric, Medieval

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 271-278.

LC ClassificationsPR365 .W38
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 292 p.
Number of Pages292
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5611182M
LC Control Number68018940

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  Poetry is theology leaping out of the file cabinet and into the heart. It is the Word or words that stir our souls. And, paradoxically, you don't have to put words to paper to be a poet. Muhsin al-Amin, although it is difficult to reconcile this figure with the notes scattered throughout his book (, , , , etc.) on the number killed by this or that combatant: 40 by al.   For more poetry, see our short history of English poetry told through 8 short poems. For more short poems, check out our pick of the best very short poems by the Victorians. Images, top to bottom: Heures de Maréchal de Boucicaut, c. , public domain; Codex Manesse, 71v, Kristan of Hamle (medieval Lovers, pulled in a basket), c. The body of short Middle English poems conventionally known as lyrics is characterized by wonderful variety. Taking many different forms, and covering an enormous number of subjects, these poems have proved at once attractive and challenging for modern readers and scholars.

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