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Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Biblical Studies
Series Title: Poiema Poetry
Publisher: Cascade Books
Book theme: General
Author: D S Martin
Street Date: December 27, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 247-77-5110
Adam, Eve, & the Riders of the Apocalypse brings together 122 poems about the people from the stories in the Bible. It arises from the meditations and fascinations of gifted writers, who ask themselves about the significance of these stories for our lives today. This anthology is a companion for your own reflections--a place for imagination and inquiry--and a collection of poems for you to share with the people who ponder the beauty, and mystery, and significance of Scripture along with you. ""D.S. Martin's wonderfully edited anthology is a unique poetic survey of the entire scriptural narrative. Gathering the work of well-known poets like Luci Shaw and Todd Davis, along with a host of other equally skilled writers, Adam, Eve, & the Riders of the Apocalypse fulfills the vocation of verse in its divine purpose: allowing the biblical world to order our perceptions by ordering our natural language. This is not simply religious, or scriptural poetry; it is a claim on the nature of the world, in its beauty, longing, questions, instabilities, and gifts. It is a thrilling and transformative collection."" --Ephraim Radner, Professor, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto ""Don Martin's selection of poems is careful and insightful. The anthology Adam, Eve, & the Riders of the Apocalypse is particularly of value to anyone who is teaching, preaching, studying, or reflecting upon the stories of Scripture."" --Eugene Peterson, Professor Emeritus, Regent College ""The fine Canadian poet D.S. Martin here offers us a compelling anthology which revives various traditions of poetic glosses upon the Scriptures. Variously narrative, metaphysical, homiletic and playful in idiom these poems often dare to be direct, rhythmic and unabashedly didactic in ways which, at their best, escape mere didacticism. They proclaim in effect that a sophisticated naivete is the best riposte to the naive sophistication of our times. And they illustrate how today a religious subculture looks more like the main trajectory of the West that has been temporarily sidelined but remains in waiting."" --John Milbank, Research Professor, University of Nottingham D.S. Martin is the series editor for the Poiema Poetry Series--and is poet-in-residence at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario. His collections include Poiema (2008) and Conspiracy of Light: Poems Inspired by the Legacy of C. S. Lewis (2013). He is the editor of this anthology and of The Turning Aside: The Kingdom Poets Book of Contemporary Christian Poetry (2016).
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