The Saxon Savior: The Germanic Transformation of the Gospel in the Ninth-Century Heliand (Paperback)G. Ronald Murphy (author)
Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 19/01/1995
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The Heliand, a ninth-century Old Saxon epic verse retelling of the Gospel story is little studied today. This is the first detailed study of a unique masterpiece of early northern Germanic literature.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 176 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 10 mm
"Happily fills a gap in the literature on The Heliand....The author has managed to make The Heliand more accessible to the English reader, to bring out the fascination of the work, the majesty of the alliterative verse, and the spiritual and emotional strength of its unnamed poet's brilliant achievement."--Speculum
"There are no other volumes that expose the cultural setting in the remarkable way Murphy does; he understands the period better than anyone else who is working or has worked in the area."--Irmengard Rauch, University of California, Berkeley
"We congratulate [Murphy] for producing a work comparable to that of the poet."--Theological Studies
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