The Poetry of Piety

Poetry has long been an elegant, effective means of expression and reflection. It is no surprise, then, that many Christians have used this medium to express the profound joys and struggles they have encountered in their journey with the church. With this in mind, renowned biblical scholar Ben Witherington III has teamed up with Christopher Mead Armitage to produce this innovative annotated anthology of Christian poetry.

Unlike other Christian poetry anthologies, The Poetry of Piety offers both expert literary and theological analysis of a wide range of Christian poetry from the sixteenth century to the present. Works from twenty-eight authors, such as John Donne, George Herbert, C. S. Lewis, T. S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, and John Updike, are included. Each commentary consists of a brief biographical note about the author, a literary critique, a theological analysis, and questions for personal reflection.

The Poetry of Piety is ideal for use as a resource, and students, pastors, and teachers will appreciate its accessible yet informative style. Additionally, the questions for reflection make this book an excellent devotional or creative small group resource.

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