A study of Christ and his saints as representatives of the values of Christian heroism in Old English poetry

 

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dc.contributor.author Woeber, Catherine en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-05T10:52:08Z
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dc.date.issued 1987 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Woeber, C. 1987. A study of Christ and his saints as representatives of the values of Christian heroism in Old English poetry. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21143
dc.description Bibliography: pages 71-72. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This dissertation investigates the concept of Christian heroism as it appears in a number of Old English poems, through a study of the figure of the miles Christi. These poems present a specific Christian heroism which, though couched in terms culled from Germanic heroism, nevertheless exists in its own right and is quite different from it. Christ and his saints are seen as heroes in themselves (Christian servants obedient to the will of God) rather than as heroic warriors as they are usually regarded (Germanic heroes fighting for a Christian cause). They are leaders and heroes in the sense of servants, and not only like kings and warriors of the Germanic code. A study of some poems from the Cynewulf canon shows that the poets understood Christian heroism to mean more than brave battling for the cause of good; in essence, it is complete submission to the will of God. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other English poetry - Old English, ca. 450-1100 - History and criticism en_ZA
dc.subject.other Christianity in literature en_ZA
dc.title A study of Christ and his saints as representatives of the values of Christian heroism in Old English poetry en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of English Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Woeber, C. (1987). <i>A study of Christ and his saints as representatives of the values of Christian heroism in Old English poetry</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21143 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Woeber, Catherine. <i>"A study of Christ and his saints as representatives of the values of Christian heroism in Old English poetry."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 1987. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21143 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Woeber C. A study of Christ and his saints as representatives of the values of Christian heroism in Old English poetry. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 1987 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21143 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Woeber, Catherine AB - This dissertation investigates the concept of Christian heroism as it appears in a number of Old English poems, through a study of the figure of the miles Christi. These poems present a specific Christian heroism which, though couched in terms culled from Germanic heroism, nevertheless exists in its own right and is quite different from it. Christ and his saints are seen as heroes in themselves (Christian servants obedient to the will of God) rather than as heroic warriors as they are usually regarded (Germanic heroes fighting for a Christian cause). They are leaders and heroes in the sense of servants, and not only like kings and warriors of the Germanic code. A study of some poems from the Cynewulf canon shows that the poets understood Christian heroism to mean more than brave battling for the cause of good; in essence, it is complete submission to the will of God. DA - 1987 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1987 T1 - A study of Christ and his saints as representatives of the values of Christian heroism in Old English poetry TI - A study of Christ and his saints as representatives of the values of Christian heroism in Old English poetry UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21143 ER - en_ZA


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