Author:Amos Niven Wilder

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Amos Niven Wilder
Amos Wilder was an American poet, minister, and theology professor. He studied two years at Oberlin College (1913–1915), transferring thereafter to Yale—where he earned his B.A., B.D., and Ph.D. (by 1920), but only after volunteering in the Ambulance Field Service and enlisting in the U.S. Field Artillery (as a corporal) during World War I.


  • Eschatology and Ethics in the Teaching of Jesus (1939, 1950 rev. ed.)
  • The Spiritual Aspects of the New Poetry (1940)
  • "The Revised New Testament: Pros and Cons" (The Atlantic, December 1946)
  • Liberal Learning and Religion (1951, as editor)
  • "The Christian Hope—Its Meaning for Today" (Section: "From Amos N. Wilder," p. 10-19):[1] Religion in Life, Winter issue, 1951-1952.[2]
  • Modern Poetry and the Christian Tradition: A study in the relation of Christianity to culture (1952)
  • Otherworldliness and the New Testament (1954)
  • New Testament Faith for Today (1955)
  • The Language of the Gospel: Early Christian rhetoric (1964)
  • Kerygma, Eschatology, and Social Ethics (1966, c1965)
  • Theology and Modern Literature (1967)
  • The New Voice: Religion, literature, hermeneutics (1969)
  • Theopoetic: Theology and the Religious Imagination (1976)
  • Imagining the Real (1978)
  • Thornton Wilder and his Public (1980)
  • Jesus' Parables and the War of Myths: essays on imagination in the Scriptures (1982)
  • The Bible and the Literary Critic (1991)
  • Armageddon Revisited: A World War I Journal (1994)


  • "Ode in a German Cemetery", where many victims of the Great War were interred (The Hibbert Journal, Jan 1922)
  • Battle-Retrospect and Other Poems (1923)
  • Arachne: Poems by Amos Niven Wilder (1928)
  • The Healing of the Waters (1943)
  • Grace Confounding (1972)

in Yale Literary Magazine[edit]

Works about[edit]

  • A Fragile Craft: the work of Amos Niven Wilder (1981) by John Dominic Crossan.

Letters to Mr. Wilder[edit]


  1. Other contributors to this issue's introductory piece: Arnold J. Toynbee and C. S. Lewis.
  2. for more articles by and about Amos N. Wilder, visit WorldCat.

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923. They may be copyrighted outside the U.S. (see Help:Public domain). However, works published before 1923 may be in the public domain in countries where they would ordinarily be copyrighted (due to the term of 70 years [or less] after the author's death having not yet expired) but whose legislature has waived copyright by accepting the rule of the shorter term.