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Poetry at the service of the Word of God
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In this article, the author focuses on the subject of poetry used in the Word of God. The forms of poetry presented during ancient times, the middle ages and a short correlation to biblical poetry, which is the basis to Christian poetry, are introduced with clear originality. The reader who is familiar with the forms of poetry used in homiletics as well as in lyrical preaching fragments, beginning from Clement of Alexandria and finishing with today’s Polish poet-preachers, will discover that poetry is a perfect tool to transmit homiletic and dogmatic contents. It represents itself as a privileged instrument to express the Word of God. The subject of poetry at the service of the Word of God has as its goal on one side to call attention to today’s preachers to the richness of Church poetry, and on the other side, to make one more sensitive to the beauty of the Word.
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