A Study Guide for T S Eliot s Journey of the Magi

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410350237

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for T. S. Eliot's "Journey of the Magi," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

The Journey of the Magi

These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.

Author: Richard C. Trexler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400864584

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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Matthew's Gospel reveals little about the three wealthy visitors said to have presented gifts to the infant Jesus. Yet hundreds of generations of Christians have embellished that image of the Three Kings or Magi for a myriad of social and political as well as spiritual purposes. Here Richard Trexler closely examines how this story has been interpreted and used throughout the centuries. Biblically, the Journey of the Magi presents a positive image of worldly power, depicting the faithful in progress toward their God and conveying the importance of the gift-giving laity as legitimators of their deity. With this in mind, Trexler explains in particular how Western societies have molded the story to describe and augment their own power--before the infant God and among themselves. The author demonstrates how the magi as a group functioned in Christian society. For example, magi plays, processions, and images taught people how to pray and behave in reverential contexts; they featured monarchs and heads of republics who enacted the roles of the magi to legitimate their rule; and they constrained native Americans to fall in line behind the magi to instill in them loyalty toward the European world order. However, Trexler also shows these philosopher-kings as competitive among each other, as were groups of different ages, races, and genders in society at large. Originally modeled on representations of the Roman triumphs, the magi have reached the present day as street children wearing crowns of cardboard, proving again the universality of the image for constructing, reinforcing, and even challenging a social hierarchy. Originally published in 1997. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Journey of The Magi

An award-winning journalist and author of A War Against Truth recounts his adventurous search through Israel and Iran, and through the Christian gospels and other writings of the time, for the truth about the visit of the Magi, an event ...

Author: Paul William Roberts

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 1845112423

Category: Religion

Page: 398

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An award-winning journalist and author of A War Against Truth recounts his adventurous search through Israel and Iran, and through the Christian gospels and other writings of the time, for the truth about the visit of the Magi, an event shrouded in mystery and controversy. Reprint.

Sixteen Modern American Authors

Both " Journey of the Magi " and " A Song for Simeon " underscore the necessity of death to this life as a precondition to rebirth . The nature of the enlightment achieved by the Magus at Bethlehem is clarified by R. D. Brown in ...

Author: Jackson R. Bryer

Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106009272896

Category: Literary Criticism

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