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The Poems of Jesus Christ
By Willis Barnstone (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date December 9, 2013
Pages 252
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393347265
ISBN-10 0393347265
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.54 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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The words of Jesus Christ are restored to their original poetic form ?in this extraordinary volume.

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.

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from W W Norton & Co Inc (April 2, 2012)
9780393083576 | details & prices | 252 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $26.95
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from W W Norton & Co Inc (December 9, 2013)
9780393347265 | details & prices | 252 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $16.95
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