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Song for All Seasons (<i>Cath</i>. 9)

Gerard O'Daly

in Days Linked by Song

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199263950
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741364 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0010
Song for All Seasons (Cath. 9)

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This chapter discusses the themes of the poem: praise of God and Christ, indebted to the language and motifs of the Psalms; the generation of the Son from the Father, in terms reflecting Nicene orthodoxy; the Son as creator of the universe; miracles performed by Christ; Christ's descent into Hell after the crucifixion; and Christ's ascent into heaven and his role as judge.

Keywords: praise of God; Psalms; Nicene orthodoxy; Son as creator; miracles of Christ; Christ in Hell; Christ as heavenly judge

Chapter.  13254 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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