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Compass of Affection - New and Selected Poems

Compass of Affection - New and Selected Poems

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Publisher: Paraclete Press
ISBN: 9781557255037
Published: 01/08/2006
In this provocative collection, rich with expression and dense with meaning, Scott Cairns expresses an immediate, incarnate theology of God's power and presence in the world. Spanning thirty years and including selections from four of his previous collections, Compass of Affection illuminates the poet's longstanding engagement with language as revelation, and with poetry as way of discovery. For those who already admire the poetry of Scott Cairns and for those who have yet to be introduced, this essential volume presents the best of his work - the holy made tangible, love made flesh, and theology performed rather than discussed. Praise for Scott Cairns' work "Scott Cairns [is] perhaps the most important and promising religious poet of his generation."-Prairie Schooner "The voice of Cairns is conversational and coaxing-confiding in us secrets that seem to be our own." -Publishers Weekly

Scott Cairns

Scot McKnight, Ph.D. is Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard Illinois. He is the award-winning author of The Jesus Creed, 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed, The Real Mary, Embracing Grace and Praying with the Church. Scot lives with his wife, Kristen, in the Chicago suburbs and has two children, Laura and Lukas, and two grandchildren.

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