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Gerard O'Daly

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263950

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.001.0001

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Song for All Seasons (Cath. 9)

Song for All Seasons (Cath. 9)

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(p.251) 9 Song for All Seasons (Cath. 9)
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Days Linked by Song
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Gerard O'Daly

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0010

This chapter discusses the themes of the poem: praise of God and Christ, indebted to the language and motifs of the Psalms; the generation of the Son from the Father, in terms reflecting Nicene orthodoxy; the Son as creator of the universe; miracles performed by Christ; Christ's descent into Hell after the crucifixion; and Christ's ascent into heaven and his role as judge.

Keywords:   praise of God, Psalms, Nicene orthodoxy, Son as creator, miracles of Christ, Christ in Hell, Christ as heavenly judge

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