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Psalms Through the Centuries

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ISBN-10: 0470674903

ISBN-13: 9780470674901

Edition: 2012

Authors: Susan Gillingham

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This is the first of a two–volume bible commentary covering the Psalms and examining the role of these biblical poems throughout Jewish and Christian history.Provides a fascinating introduction to the literary, historical, and theological background of psalmodyExamines the psalms through liturgy and prayer, study and preaching, translation and imitation, and musical composition and artistic illustrationIncludes illustrations of significant psalms, helpful maps, and an extensive bibliographyA forthcoming second volume is planned, which will take an alternative psalm–by–psalm approachPublished in the innovative reception–history series, Blackwell Bible Commentaries.A selected bibliography to…    
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Series Editors' Preface
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Works Cited
Introduction: Towards a Reception-History Commentary on the Psalms
The Eleventh Century BCE to the Fifth Century CE: Translation, Exposition, Instruction, Liturgy and the Prophetic Bias
Jewish Reception
From Composition to Compilation to Translation
Exposition: The Prophetic Bias
Instruction through Imitations of Psalms
Christian Reception
The Psalms as Prophecies in the New Testament
The Psalms as Prophecies in the Church Fathers
Alexandrian Commentators
Liturgical Adaptations of the Psalms
Christian Liturgy
Jewish Liturgy
Concluding Observations
The Fifth to Eleventh Centuries: Liturgy, Exposition, Artistic Representation
Christian Reception
Exposition, Homily, Translation
Artistic Representation
Jewish Reception
Translation, Exposition, Homily
Artistic Representation
Concluding Observations
The Eleventh to Fifteenth Centuries: Learning and Discerning
Jewish and Christian Controversies through Exegetical Works
Preliminary Considerations
Jewish Commentators
Christian Commentators
Christian and Jewish Artists
Christian Illumination
Jewish Illumination
Christian and Jewish Didactic Works
Christian Writers
Jewish Writers
Christian and Jewish Liturgy
Christian Adaptations
Jewish Adaptations
Translation in Christian Tradition
Concluding Observations
The Fifteenth to Seventeenth Centuries: Democratization and Dissemination
Reception as Translation: Christian Responses
Commentary, Liturgy, Homily and Translation on the Continent
Liturgy, Homily and Translation in England and Scotland
Reception as Aesthetic Representation: Jewish and Christian Responses
Jewish Reception through Art and Music
Christian Reception through Art, Literary Imitation and Music
Concluding Observations
The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Secularization and Revitalization
Christian Responses
Exegetical Works
Devotional Works
Musical Reception
Reception through Liturgy
Translations of Psalmody
Jewish Responses
Reception as Translation and Liturgy
Reception as Homily and Exegesis
Aesthetic Responses
Concluding Observations
The Twentieth to Twenty-First Centuries: Pluralism and Ecumenism
Christian and Jewish Translations of Psalmody
Liturgy and Psalmody in Christian and Jewish Traditions
Exegetical Studies, Christian and Jewish
Devotional Works, Christian and Jewish
Aesthetic Responses, Christian and Jewish
Concluding Observations
Conclusion: From Introduction to Commentary
Index of Psalms
Index of Names
Subject Index