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Wilder, Amos N. (Amos Niven) 1895-1993

Overview
Works: 85 works in 314 publications in 4 languages and 11,455 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Poetry  Bibliography  Introductions  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: BS2370, 809.93382
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Theology and modern literature by Amos N Wilder( Book )

26 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Christian rhetoric : the language of the Gospel by Amos N Wilder( Book )

26 editions published between 1954 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-five years ago an ever-so-slim volume appeared whose impact would be not only far-reaching but long-lasting. Amos Wilder's Early Christian Rhetoric arguably started the wave of interest in narrative and literary aspects of the New Testament that has swept over biblical studies in recent years. At the time, Wilder's views were a bold departure from the prevailing historical-critical methodology or the literary-theological approach to the Bible as literature. By the time the volume was reissued in 1971, Wilder could observe, "Today we have moved beyond either an idealist aesthetic in art or a theological rationalism in religion, and wide common ground is opened up in our total exploration of language and its uses" (from the introduction). The reappearance of the volume attests to the enduring contribution of Amos Wilder to the field of biblical studies and to the validity of this approach to studying the New Testament
Thornton Wilder and his public by Amos N Wilder( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spiritual aspects of the new poetry by Amos N Wilder( Book )

16 editions published between 1940 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eschatology and ethics in the teaching of Jesus by Amos N Wilder( Book )

23 editions published between 1939 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus' parables and the war of myths : essays on imagination in the Scripture by Amos N Wilder( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberal learning and religion by Amos N Wilder( Book )

11 editions published between 1951 and 1969 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theopoetic : theology and the religious imagination by Amos N Wilder( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many today have difficulty in relating to religious language. This can happen when we reduce religious meaning to a specific kind of spiritual experience or give undue importance to one aspect of human life. The reduction of life to human will or intellect is often accompanied by the turn to mystical practices and cults. Amos Wilder calls for a renewal of our deep religious imagination as we reflect on biblical faith and on the basic needs and longings of contemporary persons. This requires a new appreciation for mystery and for deep speaking to deep. Wilder assumes that the depths of biblical truth have scarcely begun to be plumbed and have untapped power to renew life even in our technological Western societies. This requires that we go beyond the objective, surface meaning to the deeper orientation: Before the message, the vision; before the sermon, the hymn; before the prose, the poem. Sparks of wit and insight make Theopoetic a notable monument to the ongoing vitality of Wilder's lifelong determination to remain faithful both to the biblical witness and the imperatives of the imagination. -- Journal of the American Academy of Religion
New Testament faith for today by Amos N Wilder( Book )

12 editions published between 1955 and 1978 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of the Gospel; early Christian rhetoric by Amos N Wilder( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern poetry and the Christian tradition : a study in the relation of Christianity to culture by Amos N Wilder( Book )

15 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and French and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otherworldliness and the New Testament by Amos N Wilder( Book )

18 editions published between 1954 and 1969 in English and German and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new voice; religion, literature, hermeneutics by Amos N Wilder( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kerygma, eschatology, and social ethics by Amos N Wilder( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battle-retrospect, and other poems by Amos N Wilder( Book )

19 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace confounding; poems by Amos N Wilder( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The healing of the waters by Amos N Wilder( Book )

2 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arachne; poems by Amos Niven Wilder by Amos N Wilder( Book )

3 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetics of faith : essays offered to Amos Niven Wilder by William A Beardslee( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neotestamentica et Patristica. Eine Freundesgabe, Herrn Professor Dr. Oscar Cullmann zu seinem 60. Geburtstag überreicht by Oscar Cullmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Early Christian rhetoric : the language of the Gospel
Alternative Names
Amos Niven Wilder

Niven Wilder, Amos 1895-1993

Wilder, Amos N.

Wilder, Amos N. 1895-

Wilder, Amos N. 1895-1993

Wilder, Amos N. (Amos Niven), 1895-

Wilder, Amos N. (Amos Niven), 1895-1993

Wilder, Amos Niven.

Wilder, Amos Niven 1895-1993

Languages
English (245)

German (8)

Danish (1)

French (1)

Covers
Eschatology and ethics in the teaching of JesusTheopoetic : theology and the religious imaginationA fragile craft : the work of Amos Niven WilderThornton Wilder & Amos Wilder : writing religion in twentieth-century America