By Bernd Janowski,Armin Siedlecki
This is the 1st English translation of Bernd Janowski's incisive anthropological learn of the Psalms, initially released in German in 2003 as Konfliktgespräche mit Gott. Eine Anthropologie der Psalmen (Neukirchener). Janowski starts with an creation to previous testomony anthropology, targeting subject matters of being forsaken by way of God, enmity, felony problems, and affliction. every one bankruptcy defines an issue and considers it with regards to anthropological insights from comparable fields of analysis and a thematically appropriate instance from the Psalms, together with how a important point of this Psalm is explored in different outdated testomony or old close to jap texts. every one bankruptcy concludes with an "Anthropological Keyword," which explores specially vital phrases and words within the Psalms. The e-book additionally contains reflections on studying the Psalms from a brand new testomony viewpoint, targeting issues of transience, praising God, salvation from demise, and belief in God. Janowski's learn demonstrates how the Psalms have very important theological implications and eventually support us to appreciate what it potential to be human.
Praise for Arguing with God:
"Bernd Janowski (University of Heidelberg) isn't really but a lot recognized to English-speaking readers. he'll be now! he's an international category student who has written a global classification ebook that might rapidly develop into the bench-mark for theological interpretation of the Psalms. Janowski, in a dense, advanced really inviting publication, combines acute theological sensibility, shut exegetical alertness, and a focus to the massive human questions now earlier than us bearing on existence and wish in a failed global. the results of his paintings is a examine that may gift shut, cautious, sustained analyzing. We can be thankful to Westminster John Knox for bringing this clean and really appropriate e-book into English translation."
—Walter Brueggemann, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of outdated testomony Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary
"There has no longer been a e-book like this considering that Hans Walter Wolff's well-known Anthropology of the outdated Testament. Janowski deals either insightful analyses of person psalms and a finished framework for biblical anthropology. the result's a sophisticated exploration of the previous Testament's realizing of human life within the presence of the dwelling God."
—Andreas Schuele, Professor of previous testomony and Director of the Institute of Judaic reviews, college of Leipzig, Germany
"Finally translated into English, this huge therapy of psalmic prayer is a component theology, half anthropology, half psychology, and half reception heritage. Janowski not just brings to endure his wide-ranging wisdom of old close to jap literature, Hebrew poetry, and eu scholarship. He additionally shows in his writing a deep pastoral sensitivity that may make his paintings eminently precious within the church."
—William P. Brown, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of outdated testomony, Columbia Theological Seminary
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