Before the Door of God Paperback

An Anthology of Devotional Poetry

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Before the Door of God

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Before the Door of God traces the development of devotional English-language poetry from its origins in ancient hymnody to its current twenty-first-century incarnations. The poems in this volume demonstrate not only that devotional poetry-poetry that speaks to the divine-remains in vigorous practice but also that the tradition reaches back to the very origins of poetry in English. Featuring the work of poets over a three-thousand-year period, Before the Door of God places the devotional lyric in its cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts. The volume traces the various influences on this tradition and identifies features that persist in devotional lyric poetry across centuries, cultures, and stylistic differences. To scholars, literary professionals, and general readers who find delight in fine poetry, this anthology offers much to contemplate and discuss.

Before the Door of God was published by Yale University Press in October 2015 and is our 54228th best seller. The ISBN for Before the Door of God is 9780300216752.

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Details for Before the Door of God

Book FormatPaperback
PublisherYale University Press (October 2015)
Number of Pages464
Thickness30 mm
Height235 mm
Width178 mm
Product Code4329909
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