Psalms and the Life of Faith

ISBN-10: 0800627334

ISBN-13: 9780800627331

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Walter Brueggemann's unique gift of joining historical-exegetical insights to penetrating observations about the traumas and joys of contemporary lifeboth personal and socialis here forcefully displayed. Everyone who is familiar with his work knows the power of his speech about "doxological, polemical, political, subversive, evangelical faith: and about the ways such faith is enacted in the praise of ancient Israel and in the church. Readers of this book will find fresh insight into: the Psalms as prayer and praise the categories of the Psalms the social context in which psalms were prayed and sung the theology of the Psalms the dialogical character of the Psalms justice and injustice in the Psalms the study and "use" of the Psalms by the church praise as an act of basic trust and abandonment the impossible wonders of God's activity that overturn conventional ways of
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Patrick D. Miller is the Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, and author of Deuteronomy.

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
Psalms and the Life of Faith: A Suggested Typology of Function
The Psalms as Prayer
From Hurt to Joy, from Death to Life
The Formfulness of Grief
The Costly Loss of Lament
Praise and the Psalms: A Politics of Glad Abandonment
Prayer as an Act of Daring Dance: Four Biblical Examples
Covenanting as Human Vocation: The Relation of the Bible and Pastoral Care
"Impossibility" and Epistemology in the Faith Tradition of Abraham and Sarah (Genesis 18:1-15)
Bounded by Obedience and Praise: The Psalms as Canon
Psalms 9-10: A Counter to Conventional Social Reality
Psalm 37: Conflict of Interpretation
Psalm 77: The Turn from Self to God
Psalm 109: Steadfast Love as Social Solidarity
Credits
Scripture Index
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