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Incarnation : New and Selected Poems for Spiritual Reflection - Irene Zimmerman

Incarnation

New and Selected Poems for Spiritual Reflection

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Irene Zimmerman's scripturally-based poetry has been read from pulpits, savored by individuals, and provided the topics for weekend retreats and discussion groups. Incarnation restores to print the poems from Zimmerman's popular Woman Un-Bent and includes more than four dozen new and selected poems on scriptural themes.

Irene Zimmerman is a poet, and does what poets do. She overrides categories, breaks conventions, says it new, and moves us to where we gasp in the presence of gift. Some say imagination is linked to the Holy Spirit. So it is here, spirit of freedom, spirit of healing, spirit of joy. Irene says Mary's word is 'yes.' Here it is God's 'yes' to any listener. I am glad I am among them. -- Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary Columbia Theological Seminary This poetry mediates an original insight into the mysteries of the life of Christ, and the simple beauty of the language makes them not only illuminating but touching. -- Sandra M. Schneiders, The author of Written That You May Believe and The Revelatory Text.

Prologue: "In the Beginning Was the Word"
Incarnationp. 12
First Covenant Words
Creation of Evep. 14
First Forgivenessp. 15
First Parentingp. 17
Sarah's Laughterp. 18
Exodusp. 19
Ruth Gleaningp. 21
What if Hannah Hadn'tp. 22
Jonah: A Fablep. 23
"And the Word Became Flesh"
Dialoguep. 26
"How Can This Be, Since I Am a Virgin?"p. 27
Women Weavingp. 28
Mary Songp. 29
Song of Zechariahp. 30
Unto His Ownp. 31
Christmas Skyp. 32
The Creatures' Christmasp. 33
Theophanyp. 34
Jew-ELp. 35
First Wordp. 36
Litany for Ordinary Timep. 37
Growing Painsp. 38
Mary Pondered All These Thingsp. 39
"You Are My Beloved Son"
John the Baptist: The Passoverp. 42
Beloved Sonp. 43
The Testing (A Triptych)p. 44
Loaves of Stone
The Reign of God
From the Pinnacle
"Behold, I Come to Do Your Will"
Cana Winep. 50
Healing of the Paralyticp. 53
Storm at Seap. 55
Gerasene Demoniacp. 57
Homecomingp. 59
Ecstasy's Endp. 60
Like a Little Child: A Story in Two Voicesp. 61
Blind Trustp. 62
Firstborn Sons and the Widow of Nainp. 63
"She Has Shown Great Love"p. 64
Faith Powerp. 66
When a Little Was Enoughp. 67
Bethany Decisionsp. 69
Woman Un-Bentp. 70
Jesus Preaches from the Boatp. 71
The Lost Parablep. 72
Father and Son: Two Prodigalsp. 74
Jesus and Zacchaeus: A Short Storyp. 76
Encounter with the Canaanite Womanp. 77
Expanding the Missionp. 79
Discipleshipp. 80
At Jacob's Well (A Triptych)p. 81
Exchange
Reconciliation
To Jesus at the Well
Woman Taken in Adulteryp. 84
Return of Lazarusp. 86
Anointings in Bethanyp. 87
"Into Your Hands I Commend My Spirit"
Entry into Jerusalemp. 90
Overturning Tables: Reclaiming the Templep. 91
Legacyp. 92
Last Lessonp. 94
And It Was Nightp. 96
Mount of Olivesp. 97
Agonyp. 98
Betrayalp. 99
Stabat Materp. 100
Jesus Comforts the Womenp. 101
The Nailingp. 102
The Gamep. 103
Crucifixionp. 104
Many Women Were Also Therep. 105
Pietap. 106
"He Is Risen... Go Tell the Others"
Paschal Paradoxp. 108
Liturgyp. 109
Easter Songp. 110
Resurrectionp. 111
Easter Witnessesp. 112
The Women of Mark 16:8p. 114
Emmaus Journeyp. 115
Primacyp. 116
Healing Touchp. 117
The Accusedp. 118
Pontius Pilate at the Therapistp. 119
Toward Reconciliationp. 120
Rock Restoredp. 121
Pentecost: Harvest Feastp. 123
Mulling the Word
Homemaker Godp. 126
A Woman's Journey in Discipleshipp. 127
Holy Groundp. 129
Learning to Trustp. 130
Yahwh, My Heritage, My Cupp. 131
Apple Picking: Eden Revisitedp. 132
In This Fogp. 133
Emmanuel: God with Usp. 134
A Different Kind of Kingp. 135
Feast of St. Paulp. 136
On the Way to Easterp. 137
God of Shelter, God of Shadep. 139
Companionp. 140
Life-Givingp. 141
A Celibate Dialogues with Godp. 142
Paschal Mysteryp. 143
Prayer for a Happy Deathp. 144
Wait for Me, Jesusp. 145
As It Was in the Beginningp. 146
As Jesus Diesp. 147
"Unless the Grain of Wheat Falls"p. 148
In His Mother's Armsp. 150
Our Father Our Motherp. 151
Commissioningp. 152
Epilogue: "I Am with You Always, to the End of the Age"
I Am with You Alwaysp. 154
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ISBN: 9781561012565
ISBN-10: 1561012564
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 25th May 2007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.3  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.24