Calvinist Poetry: 101 Poems by Calvinist Poets

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Douglas Wilson, Jayson Grieser

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Douglas Wilson is pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, ID and author of over a hundred books on a variety of subjects. He has written for The Huffington Post, World, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, and more. He blogs prolifically at

Jayson Grieser is Fellow of Literature at New Saint Andrews College. Dr. Grieser pursued his doctoral studies in literature at the University of Dallas, completing his Ph.D. work on the poetry and perspectives of George Herbert. He and his wife Hannah live in Moscow, ID with their five sons.

EDITOR: Douglas Wilson, Jayson Grieser


SIZE: 5.5x8.5

BINDING: Paperback

ISBN-10: 1957905719

ISBN-13: 9781957905716

PUB. DATE: May 16, 2023

This anthology of over a hundred poems written by Calvinists is a surprising introduction to the aesthetics of the Reformed tradition. Who knew there was such a host of Calvinist poets?

Containing notes and short biographies to aid your enjoyment, this collection is the perfect starting point for appreciating these men and women -- and the faith that inspired their words.

"Calvinists have had a great many negative things said over the years about their lack of artistic soul.... Not surprisingly, I believe this caricature to be grotesquely unfair. Because the proof is in the pudding, I thought the best thing to do would be to assemble a collection of poems by various Calvinists, and let you all, members of the fair and open-minded public, have a look at them." ~ from the editors


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Annie N.
Excellent poetry!

I loved the poetry you chose and the short biography of each author. Thank you for including some of the lesser known works of famous authors. I pick up this book often in my spare time and am always blessed. It’s one of my favorites to gift to new graduates. Thank you for this book.

Dan T.
A new treasure for my library

This collection is a new treasure for my reading and devotional time. In addition to the poem selections, I greatly appreciate the brief bios of the authors and interpretative helps.

Josiah B.
Loved this collection of poems

This is a timeless collection of poems. The editors made very good selections and seem to have made very knowledgeable selections

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