Early Christianity in Its Song and Verse


In the present work Professor Glendinning sets out to convey some idea of the richness of the Christian experience in the poetry-hymn lyrics and other verse forms-from Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, CE 300-1300. It is the period sometimes called the Age of Faith, when the purpose of life was to prepare one's soul for eternity. The author selects 60 representative Latin poems and creates parallel English texts, accompanying them with explanatory notes and comment on cultural and historical background. The notes include ...

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