The Bible as the root of western literature : stories, by Adam Potkay, Monica Brezinski Potkay, Recorded Books

By Adam Potkay, Monica Brezinski Potkay, Recorded Books

The target of this audio direction is to supply listeners with a literary and old evaluation of the Bible, from its commencing in Genesis to its finishing within the ebook of Revelation, and likewise with a feeling of a few of the ways that the Bible has prompted the literary traditions of the West.

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He concludes, “This it seems is the teaching left us by Saint Thomas. ” LECTURE FIVE Summary Here we’ve seen how the Song of Solomon has always been revered for its high level of poetic achievement. Furnishing an ideal model of poetry, it understandably was imitated by later poets, who borrowed especially the spring topos and the blazon of the beloved as conventions in love poetry. Because of its inclusion in the Hebrew Bible, the Song was also widely understood to possess religious significance as the love song between God and Israel.

Other Books of Interest Blake, William. Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Ed. Geoffrey Keynes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981. Fielding, Henry. Tom Jones. Eds. John Bender and Simon Stern. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Tannenbaum, Leslie. Biblical Tradition in Blake’s Early Prophecies. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982. Websites to Visit 1. org 2. com/301 49 Lecture 8: The Book of Job: The Problem of Evil and the Aesthetics of the Sublime The Suggested Reading for this lecture is the Book of Job (Bible, KJV).

3. Identify in Psalm 102 metaphors, similes, and structures of parallelism. How do these devices contribute to the psalm’s theme? Other Books of Interest Alter, Robert, and Frank Kermode, eds. The Literary Guide to the Bible. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987. Brontë, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. New York: Penguin, 1999. Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe. New York: Penguin, 2002. Lowth, Robert. Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews. Trans. Richard Gregory. 2 vols. Elibron Classics Replica.

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