By Bernd Janowski,Armin Siedlecki
This is the 1st English translation of Bernd Janowski's incisive anthropological examine of the Psalms, initially released in German in 2003 as Konfliktgespräche mit Gott. Eine Anthropologie der Psalmen (Neukirchener). Janowski starts off with an advent to previous testomony anthropology, targeting topics of being forsaken by means of God, enmity, criminal problems, and illness. each one bankruptcy defines an issue and considers it in terms of anthropological insights from comparable fields of analysis and a thematically proper instance from the Psalms, together with how a principal point of this Psalm is explored in different outdated testomony or historic close to japanese texts. each one bankruptcy concludes with an "Anthropological Keyword," which explores in particular vital phrases and words within the Psalms. The booklet additionally contains reflections on interpreting the Psalms from a brand new testomony point of view, targeting topics of transience, praising God, salvation from demise, and belief in God. Janowski's examine 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 a global classification student who has written a global category publication that might swiftly develop into the bench-mark for theological interpretation of the Psalms. Janowski, in a dense, complicated certainly inviting e-book, combines acute theological sensibility, shut exegetical alertness, and a spotlight to the big human questions now earlier than us pertaining to existence and wish in a failed global. the results of his paintings is a learn that would gift shut, cautious, sustained interpreting. We might be thankful to Westminster John Knox for bringing this clean and really apt ebook into English translation."
—Walter Brueggemann, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of outdated testomony Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary
"There has now not been a booklet like this on the grounds that Hans Walter Wolff's recognized Anthropology of the previous Testament. Janowski bargains either insightful analyses of person psalms and a complete framework for biblical anthropology. the result's a sophisticated exploration of the outdated Testament's realizing of human lifestyles within the presence of the residing God."
—Andreas Schuele, Professor of previous testomony and Director of the Institute of Judaic reviews, collage of Leipzig, Germany
"Finally translated into English, this huge therapy of psalmic prayer is an element theology, half anthropology, half psychology, and half reception historical past. Janowski not just brings to undergo his wide-ranging wisdom of historical close to japanese literature, Hebrew poetry, and ecu scholarship. He additionally shows in his writing a deep pastoral sensitivity that may make his paintings eminently invaluable within the church."
—William P. Brown, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of previous testomony, Columbia Theological Seminary
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