The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible encourages readers to explore how the vital roots of the ancient Christian tradition inform and shape faithfulness today. In this addition to the series, a well-known pastoral theologian offers a theological reading of Psalms 101–150. As with other volumes in the series, this commentary is designed to serve the church—providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups—and to demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.
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In his earlier writing Jason Byassee has indicated a readiness and capacity to read the Psalms with a Christological tilt after the manner of Augustine. Here he carries out that interpretation with verve and with imaginative freedom. His commentary serves well in the Brazos series and will be a ready and compelling resource for the church in its thinking, singing, praying, and preaching.
—Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary
Only when we go ‘hunting for Jesus’ do we end up reading the Psalms aright. Such is the bold claim that undergirds Jason Byassee’s beautiful commentary on the Psalms. Byassee makes clear that figural or allegorical readings of the Psalms do not abandon the world or deny the flesh. Instead, drawing on ‘Christologically maximalist’ readings of Augustine and others, Byassee shows that we come to know the God of time and place—the God of the incarnation—when we turn to Christ not only as the goal of our reading but also as the very location where it all starts.
—Hans Boersma, Regent College
Byassee reads the Psalms like a pastor, which means he reads the Psalms with God’s life and love for the creature fully in view. You will not find many commentaries on this section of the Psalms that match Jason’s theological sophistication, ministerial wisdom, and intellectual courage.
—Willie James Jennings, Yale Divinity School
Jason Byassee (PhD, Duke University) is the inaugural Butler Chair in Homiletics and Biblical Hermeneutics at Vancouver School of Theology in Vancouver, British Columbia. He previously served as senior pastor of Boone United Methodist Church in the Western North Carolina Conference and taught at Duke Divinity School. He serves as a contributing editor to the Christian Century and is the author of numerous books, including Trinity: The God We Don't Know, The Gifts of the Small Church, and Praise Seeking Understanding: Reading the Psalms with Augustine