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Nonnos of Panopolis - The Paraphrase of the Gospel of John

by Mark Anthony Prost

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0971317046, Hardcover)

"Ere Time, ere Space, ere Speech, dwelt the Archaic Word." From the sonorous opening line of this remarkable discovery, the Gospel of John sings out in words written over 1500 years ago. Never before available in English, the Paraphrase of the Gospel of John tells the Gospel story in brilliant epic poetry, translated for the first time into English verse. This ancient version of the Fourth Gospel was written during turbulent times in the early Church, when the very nature of Christ was being hotly debated. This manuscript sheds a new light on the very early Christian understanding of the divinity and humanity of Jesus. The last great epic poet of antiquity, Nonnos of Panopolis created an inspired story of Jesus, fleshing out the bare Gospel tale, and showing the humanity of Christ and his apostles. Each episode is brought to life in a way that is at once familiar, yet intriguing, as all the characters are developed, and speak with voices of their own. Favorite Gospel verses appear in a new light, as they are rendered into poetic verse, and shining through all is the image of the triumphant Christ, fully God and fully man, seen through the eyes of one of the earliest, and least known, Christian writers. Translated from the Greek by Mark A. Prost

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