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Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit

, 2007
ISBN: 9781556352836
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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.

Get more from Walter Brueggemann in the Select Works of Walter Brueggemann (9 vols.).

Key Features

  • A classic on spirituality
  • Teaches you to use the language of the Psalms in prayer
  • Explore the depths of experience in the Psalms


  • Letting Experience Touch the Psalter
  • The Liberation of Language
  • Language Appropriate to a Place
  • Christians in “Jewish Territory”
  • Vengeance: Human and Divine

Praise for the Print Edition

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

  • Title: Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit
  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Publisher: Cascade
  • Print Publication Date: 2007
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 116
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. O.T. Psalms › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Bible. O.T. Psalms › Devotional use; Prayer › Biblical teaching
  • ISBN: 9781556352836
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-09-03T18:57:43Z

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Walter 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 MemoryInterpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Genesis, and The Message of the Psalms: A Theological Commentary.


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