Papers of Robert G Philip, [c1930-1950], comprising an unpublished work titled A ninth century view of Christ , based on the Anglo-Saxon poem Heliand . The manuscript comprises analysis followed by a translation of the poem.
Philip, Robert: manuscript of Heliand
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS1157
- Dates of Creation[1930-1950]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description3 files
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Administrative / Biographical History
Robert G Philip spent many years as a religious minister in Glencairn, Dumfriesshire. During that time, he translated and studied the Heliand , an epic poem in Old Saxon, written about 825 AD. The title means 'Savior' in Old Saxon, and it recounts the life of Jesus in the alliterative verse style of a Germanic saga. Philip was the author of A Vision and a Voice: the awakening of today (1913).
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Compiled by Anya Turner.
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