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[Reading] ➸ The Heliand ➮ G. Ronald Murphy – Tushna-hram.ru A spirited retelling of the Gospel story in a Germanic setting the ninth century AD Old Saxon epic poem The Heliand is at last available in English in Ronald Murphy's graceful new translation RepresenReading The Heliand G Ronald Murphy Tushna hramru A spirited retelling of the Gospel story in a Germanic setting the ninth century AD Old Saxon epic poem The Heliand is at last available in English in Ronald Murphy's graceful new translation Represen A spirited retelling of the Go

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Spel story in a Germanic setting the ninth century AD Old Saxon epic poem The Heliand is at last available in English in Ronald Murphy's graceful new translation Representing the first full integration and poetic reworking of the Gospel story into Northern European warrior imagery and culture the poem finds a p

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The HeliandLace for many Old Northern religious concepts and images while remaining faithful to the orthodox Christian teaching of the Gospel of St Mark Accessible to students of medieval and comparative literature Murphy's introduction and notes provide valuable insight and a cultural context for this uniue masterpiece

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  • Kmd

    kindle Ì The Heliand Paperback à tushnahram The HeliandIf you are a bible geek you will LOVE love LOVE this book It is a rendering of the New Testament in the sung story form of Saxons from the 10th century Yes sungFrom the back cover one of the oldest of the great Northern epicsthe life and deeds of Jesus retold in an unexpectedly beautiful blending of the Germanic and the Christian Bethlehem becomes a hill fort horses and horse guards replace sheep and shepherds at the nativity the prophets Simeon and Anna are soothsayers and the twelve apostles are transformed into household warriors Jesus himself both outfights his enemy and works powerful magic; he is the greatest of


  • Neil

    kindle Ì The Heliand Paperback à tushnahram The HeliandAfter reading two other English translations of the Heliand and looking into the original text I've finally come to the conclusion that this is the best English version available and the easiest and cheapest to obtainThe Heliand was written in the 9th century and is essentially a retelling of the Gospel story Written in the Old Saxon language and using Germanic alliterative verse forms similar to to Beowulf and the Hildebrandslied The narrative itself places Jesus and his disciples firmly in the setting of


  • Jacob

    kindle Ì The Heliand Paperback à tushnahram The HeliandI had an English professor of Germanic stock who liked to talk about how his ancestors worshiped an ass kicking Jesus Presumably he had this book in mind


  • Barnaby Thieme

    kindle Ì The Heliand Paperback à tushnahram The HeliandThis fascinating work brings into readable modern English the oddball Saxon gospel which renders the Christian gospels into a narrative form suitable for the heathen Germanic Saxon peoples lately defeated by Charlemagne and in sore need of conversion Suffice to say the peace loving vibe of the Christ of Matthew was difficult for the Saxon to grok steeped as they were in well over a thousand years of religious beliefs and practices that extolled the warrior virtues of courage and generosity to one's friends and comrades and had little regard for mercy or compassi


  • Kate

    kindle Ì The Heliand Paperback à tushnahram The HeliandAn extraordinary localization of the Gospel written in Old Saxon and translated by Georgetown Prof G Ronald Murphy Its successors are obvious from tribal localizations by Victorian missionaries to recent paraphrases like The Message and The Book The musical Godspell is its clear descendant both in name and in spirit I wonder if other cultures created a similar version of the story of JesusThis version of the gospel is nervy in its dismissal of the poor yet it's exciting to read a unified if editorialized account of all four gospels Highly recommended to anyone who likes Beowulf and the Gospel of Mark


  • Irina Dumitrescu

    kindle Ì The Heliand Paperback à tushnahram The HeliandA good translation that does the best it can to highlight the Old Saxon's author's adaptation of the Gospel to Germanic heroic ideals Still Murphy's footnotes explaining what everything might have meant in the context of the Frankish conversion of the Saxons become a bit too much And if you know the story it's difficult to slog through a prose English translation of an Old Saxon poetic version that stays pretty close to the Latin original


  • Zachary Kreft

    kindle Ì The Heliand Paperback à tushnahram The HeliandAn English translation of a medieval Saxon translationadaptation of the gospel story The translator's notes help to explain the strange differences we find the way that certain phrases forms of expression digressions and changes helped to make the story and its theological content comprehensible to a medieval Germanic people Its style can be accurately described as what it would sound like if the Vikings told the story of the life of Christ in their own style


  • Amanda Patchin

    kindle Ì The Heliand Paperback à tushnahram The HeliandA delightful excursion into the culture of 9th century Anglo Saxons The familiar Gospel tale told as a Beowulf esue epic is rooted and transcendent Murphy's translation is strongly poetic but very readable and engaging His footnotes are uite helpful though occasionally too speculative


  • Beattie

    kindle Ì The Heliand Paperback à tushnahram The HeliandSince college I have been fascinated by pagan influences in early Christian writings found throughout Europe This was an incredible read with great notes and an easy to understand translation I highly recommend this


  • Nathan Pyles

    kindle Ì The Heliand Paperback à tushnahram The HeliandI love this book the anglosaxon take of the gospels My favorite is when the disciples as Jesus to tell them the runes to wit The Lords Prayer I read the Christmas story every Christmas out of this book to my 4 kids every Christmas celebrating our heritage