Crist

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For the surname, see Crist (surname).

Christ, in Old English Crist, is the title given to a triad of Old English religious poems in the Exeter Book comprising a total of 1664 lines and dealing with Christ's Advent, Ascension and Last Judgment. It was originally thought to be one piece completed by a single author, but the poem is now broken up into three parts:

Christ I (also Christ A or Advent Lyrics), a collection of twelve anonymous Old English poems dealing with Christ's Advent.
Christ II (also Christ B), poem written by the Anglo-Saxon poet Cynewulf on Christ's Ascension.
Christ III (also Christ C), anonymous poem on the Last Judgment.

It and Beowulf are the primary examples of Anglo-Saxon literature.

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