Grace Confounding

Poems by Amos Niven Wilder

By Amos N. Wilder

Foreword by Peter S. Hawkins

Grace Confounding

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  • ISBN: 9781625643919
  • Pages: 66
  • Publication Date: 12/2/2013
  • Retail Price: $11.00
Web Price: $8.80
Web Price: $8.80

Grace Confounding

Poems by Amos Niven Wilder

By Amos N. Wilder

Foreword by Peter S. Hawkins

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625643919
  • Pages: 66
  • Publication Date: 12/2/2013
  • Retail Price: $11.00
Web Price: $8.80

About-

Thirty-one poems, the great majority written and published in the 1950s and 1960s in such magazines and journals as The Christian Century and Christianity and Crisis, as well as a selections from two of his earlier collections. His important poem, "A Hard Death," the last Wilder work to appear in Poetry (1965), is also found here. The volume's foreword, addressed to alert Christians and congregations, is an important and forthright statement of the poet's artistic world view. "Old words do not reach cross the new gulfs," Wilder writes, adding, "Does not the New Testament itself promise new tongues, new names, new songs?" In recognizing a faith that "the ancient covenant mortised in the foundations of the world still holds," readers of Amos Wilder's poetry encounter a distinguished student of the New Testament who wrestled with fresh idiom and metaphor in his search to make the scripture of the past "speak to us anew."

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Amos Wilder's poetry and prose are infused with timeless wisdom and artistry. His extraordinary intelligence and erudition empower his writings, whether his subject is theology or culture or poetry or faith--or his brother's novels and plays."
--Penelope Niven, author of Thornton Wilder: A Life

Contributors-

Amos N. Wilder
Peter S. Hawkins

Bio(s)-

Amos N. Wilder (1895-1993), New Testament scholar, poet, literary critic, and clergyman, received all earned degrees from Yale. His teaching career included posts at Andover Newton Theological School, Chicago Theological Seminary and the University of Chicago, and Harvard Divinity School. Special honors included the Golden Rose of the New England Poetry Club (1943) and the Bross Prize (1952). Wilder also received the Croix de guerre for service in World War I. He was the brother of playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder.

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