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The Master-Haunter David Winter

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18th September 1998
256 pages: 216mm x 138mm

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The figure of Christ has intrigued, inspired or provoked many of the greatest English poets. This collection takes its title from the work of the Australian poet Peter Porter. It gathers together 170 poems and groups them by theme. David Winter';s illuminating commentary sets the poems in context.
Arranged in seven sections. Poets include: 1. His Birth: Milton, Pope, Chesterton, Causley 2. Teacher and Healer: Tenyson, Graves, Auden 3. The Mystery of the Cross: Donne, Newman, Clemo, Hughes 4. Resurrection: Spenser, Wilde, Walcot 5. The Christ of Human Experience: Chaucer, Blake, Hopkins, Thomas 6. The Mystery of His Meaning: Blake, Betjeman, Mason, Porter 7. Beyond the Present: Langland, Owen, McDiarmid
David Winter is well known as a writer and broadcaster. Former Head of Religious Broadcasting at the BBC, he is a Consulting Editor of BRF's People's Bible Commentary series and author of With Jesus in the Upper Room, Old Words, New Life ,and Journey to Jerusalem. For Lion he has written The Nation's Favourite Prayers and The Espresso Bible.

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