The Saxon Savior: The Germanic Transformation of the Gospel in the Ninth-Century Heliand


      The Saxon Savior: The Germanic Transformation of the Gospel in the Ninth-Century Heliand
This study is an interpretation and appreciation of the art of the Heliand, the 9th century Saxon epic poem in which the Christian Gospel of the four evangelists is reexpressed in Germanic terms Murphy examines in detail the ingenious and sensitive poetic analogies through which familiar texts the Nativity, the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes and the Lord s Prayer, the Passion and Resurrection are transformed into Germanic settings and concepts The first book in English on the Heliand, this study offers a new socio political explanation of the possible motives of the unknown Heliand author in undertaking this enormous and brilliantly realized poetic task. Best Download The Saxon Savior: The Germanic Transformation of the Gospel in the Ninth-Century Heliand Author G. Ronald Murphy For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • The Saxon Savior: The Germanic Transformation of the Gospel in the Ninth-Century Heliand
  • G. Ronald Murphy
  • English
  • 16 July 2018
  • 0195097203

10 thoughts on “ The Saxon Savior: The Germanic Transformation of the Gospel in the Ninth-Century Heliand

  1. says:

    Charlemagne conquered the pagan Saxons of north Germany in the late 8th early 9th century and incorporated them into his empire One major facet of their being conquered was their being forced to convert to Christianity Mass baptisms ensured But how to make the conversionsthan superficial At this point, sometime in the 9th century, an anonymous Saxon monk composed the epic poem, the Heliand This poem narrated the gospel story of Jesus Christ in the Germanic context of the Saxons Charlemagne conquered the pagan Saxons of north Germany in the late 8th early 9th century and incorporated them into his empire One major facet of their being conquered was their being forced to convert to Christianity Mass baptisms ensured But how to make the conversionsthan superficial At this point, sometime in the 9th century, an anonymous Saxon monk composed the epic poem, the Heliand This poem narrated the gospel story of...

  2. says:

    It s a neat little book for those who ve readThe Heliand Nice that there s not much overlap with the extensive appendices Murphy has with his separate translation.

  3. says:

    Murphy has done much to open up the Heliand to the English speaking audience, both through his translation of the book and through this short book length study of it It s a great overview of what one might call the basic point about the poem that it tells the story of the Gospel in a Northern, Germanic, and Saxon context Still, there are moments when Murphy s relentless historicism begins to grate Although he is attentive to the spiritual meanings of the poet s choices, he still needs to Murphy has done much to open up the Heliand to the English speaking audience, both through his translation of the book and through this short book length study of it I...

  4. says:

    Murphy sees the Heliand as a conversion tool used by sympathetic Carolingian churchmen to convert the pagan Saxons to Christianity He explains how the poet used pagan imagery, Germanic epic poetry and the cultural world of Northern Europe...

  5. says:

    Murphy shows how the anonymous monk author of the Heliand translated the gospel story from its original Mediterranean setting to the Saxon one of northern Germany, and in so doing helped make their conversion, ...

  6. says:

    Profoundly illuminating.

  7. says:

    An interesting way to present the Gospels, not sure that I agree with the approach of alteration.It did prompt interesting discussion in class.

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