Anglo-Saxon Spirituality—Selected Writings

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Translated and Introduced by Robert Boenig
Preface by Richard K. Emmerson
Publication Data: New York, NY/Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2000
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: xviii + 330
Dimensions (l × w × h): 22.8 cm × 15.3 cm × 2.2 cm
ISBN: 0‒8091‒3950‒2

   
Translated and Introduced by Robert Boenig
Preface by Richard K. Emmerson

A volume of The Classics of Western Spirituality: A Library of the Great Spiritual Masters

“The Anglo-Saxon age extends from the mid 400s, when warriors from Germanic tribes in northwest Europe arrived in what we now call England as mercenary soldiers, through their gradual conversion to Christianity in the seventh century, to their downfall before the Norman cavalry brought to England in 1066 by William the Conqueror. For a little over six hundred years the Anglo-Saxons expressed themselves in songs and then in the writing their conversion to Christianity taught them. [...]This volume presents a wide-ranging selection of their writings both in poetry and in prose.”
—“Foreword”

CONTENTS

   Foreword
   Preface
   Introduction
The Texts
   Blickling Homily X: The End of the World
   Blickling Homily XIV: The Birth of John the Baptist
   Blickling Homily XVII: The Dedication of St. Michael’s Church
   Blickling Homily XIX: St. Andrew
   Vercelli Homily II: The Day of Judgment
   Vercelli Homily VI: Christmas Day
   Vercelli Homily XI: Rogation Day
   Ælfric: St. John the Apostle
   Ælfric: St. Dionysius
   Ælfric: St. Oswald
   Ælfric: On the Sacrifice of Easter
   Wulfstan: On the False Gods
   Wulfstan: On the Sevenfold Gifts of the Spirit
   Wulfstan: Sermo Lupi ad Anglos
   Bodley 343: The Temptation of Christ
   Bodley 343: The Transfiguration of Christ
   Bodley 343: The Transience of Earthly Delights
   Cædmon’s Hymn
   Genesis A (Selection): “Abraham and Isaac”
   Genesis B (First Fragment): “Satan in Hell”
   Judith
   Cynewulf: The Fates of the Apostles
   Guthlac A
   Advent Lyrics
   The Lord’s Prayer I
   Psalm 121
   Soul and Body II
   Judgment Day I
   The Phoenix
   The Dream of the Rood
   Maxims II
   Notes to the Introduction
   Notes to the Texts
   Bibliography
   Index
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