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The Poetical Works of Christopher Smart: Volume III : A Translation of the Psalms of David - Christopher Smart

The Poetical Works of Christopher Smart: Volume III

A Translation of the Psalms of David

Hardcover Published: 23rd July 1987
ISBN: 9780198127710
Number Of Pages: 480

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This book is a new edition of Christopher Smart's massive verse translation of the Psalms. Alhough the Psalms are much less well-known than his Song to David or Hymns and Spiritual Songs, the translation was intended as the centerpiece of a project devoted to poetically reforming the liturgy. In this work he aimed to meet the demand, expressed by many in the mid-18th century, for a new Anglican metrical psalter for regular use in the divine service written in the spirit of Christianity'. The editor's introduction and commentary include discussion of the Christianizing tendencies of Smart's Psalm translations, comparison of Smart's methods with those of earlier Psalm versifiers, demonstration of the connections in idea and expression between Smart's Psalms and mid-eighteenth-century Anglican Evangelicalism, and the use in the Translation of New Testament themes and images.

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'Marcus Walsh ... provides a concise and scholarly introduction which is invaluable in illuminating the nature of the controversy which surrounded translation of the Psalms in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History

ISBN: 9780198127710
ISBN-10: 0198127715
Series: POETICAL WORKS OF CHRISTOPHER SMART : Book 3
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 23rd July 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.73

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