In this thoroughly revised edition of a classic on spirituality, Walter Brueggemann guides the reader into a thoughtful and moving encounter with the Psalms. Brueggemann encourages us to let the language of the Psalms “reshape our sensitivities and fill our minds with new pictures and images that may redirect our lives.” This new edition includes a revised text, new notes, and new bibliography.
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I know of no better book for introducing a congregation to the Psalms than this one.
—Edwin Searcy, pastor, University Hill Congregation, United Church of Canada, Vancouver, BC
[Brueggemann’s] treatment of both the post-Holocaust Christian use of these very Jewish prayers and the troublesome call for vengeance is most timely.
—Dianne Bergant, distinguished professor of Old Testament studies, Catholic Theological Union
Few persons have so lived in and with the Psalms as Walter Brueggemann. Here he takes us into their depths, which are so clearly the depths of our human existence.
—Patrick D. Miller, Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology Emeritus, Prince Theological Seminary
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Walter Brueggemann through his teaching, lecturing, and writing, has effectively demonstrated the significance of the Old Testament for our fractured world today. Recognized as the preeminent interpreter of the ancient Hebrew texts in relation to questions posed by a variety of academic disciplines, he has shown the way toward a compelling understanding of the major components of the faith and life of ancient Israel, especially its Psalms, its prophets, and its historical narratives.
Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is past president of the Society of Biblical Literature and the author of numerous books, including David’s Truth: In Israel’s Imagination and Memory, Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Genesis, and The Message of the Psalms: A Theological Commentary.