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October 4, 2013 / compassioninpolitics

Famous Christian Poets

Here are 9 of famous Christian poets which come to mind–and two other options for exploration and research:

1) David (Psalms) (link)
2) William Blake (link)
3) John Donne (link)
4) St. Francis Assissi
5) Thomas Merton (link)
6) GK Chesterton (link)
7) Elizabeth Barrett Browning (link)
8] Milton (Paradise Lost)
9) Bronte (?)
10) Various Christian song writers (classics & modern)
11) Another list of various Christian poets (link)

See also the following resources for Christian poets & Poetry:

• Bartleby: Poetry Anthologies and Tens of Thousands of Poems. (link)
• The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. (link)
• Wikipedia: Christian poetry (link)
• Poem Hunter has a recommendation engine…..you could search for a specific poet…..and see the other poets they look at, which has a high probability to be speaking to the same themes or to be a Christian poet (although obviously not guaranteed to be). You can access their list of poets here or obviously do a Google search.

Here are are a couple more from Bartleby, but I’m sure there are more:

• W.G. Horder, comp. 1895. The Poets’ Bible: New Testament (link)
• Hymns of the Christian Church. 1909–14. Vol. 45, Part 2. The Harvard Classics (link)
• Contents. Grierson, Herbert J.C., ed. 1921. Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the 17th c. (link)

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