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The Message of the Psalms: A Theological Commentary

The Message of the Psalms: A Theological Commentary

Dr. Brueggemann describes the human cries of anguish and the exultations of praise expressed in the Psalms.
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806621203
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 5.75 x 8.38
  • Pages 206
  • Publication Date January 1, 1985


"This important, lucid book informs readers about recent trends in technical scholarship and offers convincing insights into the Psalter's sociological background and social-justice implications. The author, one of America's most highly regarded biblical scholars, writes both about the original meaning of the psalms and about their use or misuse in modern churches."
--David M. Hay
The Christian Century


"One is constantly surprised by the insights that emerge and the wide range of human experience that is touched."
--Terrance Fretheim
in the Editor's foreward

Table of Contents

Psalms of Orientation
Psalms of Disorientation
Psalms of New Orientation
A Retrospect: Spirituality and Theodicy
List of Psalms Treated