Psalms / Edition 1

Psalms / Edition 1

by Konrad Schaefer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814650619

ISBN-13: 9780814650615

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Liturgical Press, The

The psalms are masterful poems that echo the tenors of community life and worship as they project the scope of the human drama from lament to praise. They chart a profound and vital relationship with God, with al the ups and downs that this relationship implies. Konrad Schaefer's concise commentary on the psalms relates their poetic elements while respecting their

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The psalms are masterful poems that echo the tenors of community life and worship as they project the scope of the human drama from lament to praise. They chart a profound and vital relationship with God, with al the ups and downs that this relationship implies. Konrad Schaefer's concise commentary on the psalms relates their poetic elements while respecting their historical context and traditional use in the liturgy and, more importantly, their ultimate value as a springboard to private and communal prayer.

In Psalms, Schaefer focuses on the structure of each psalm, its dramatic plot, the modes of discourse, the rhetorical features, and the effective use of imagery to portray theology and the spiritual life. Schaefer portrays each poem's inner dynamic to acquaint readers with the poet and the community which prayed and preserved the composition, allowing the believer to transpose it in the contemporary situation.

Psalms is for those who would like to pray the psalms with more intensity of meaning; for those willing to touch the biblical world and taste of its fruit in the Word of God; and for devoted readers of the Bible to become more expert as it helps experts become more devoted.

Chapters are Introduction," "Book One (Psalms 1-41)," "Book Two (Psalms 42-72)," "Book Three (Psalms 73-89)," "Book Four (Psalms 90-106)," and "Book Five (Psalms 107-150)."

Konrad Schaefer, OSB, SSD, is a monk of Mount Angel Abbey, Oregon. He currently teaches at Our Lady of Angels in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814650615
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Berit Olam
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
784,031
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Introductionxi
Imageryxii
Repetition and Parallelismxiv
The Psalms in Context and Sequencexix
Shifting Address and Modes of Discoursexxi
A School of Prayerxxv
Disease, Death, and the Enemyxxxii
Prayer and the Cursexxxviii
Book 1Psalms 1-411
Book 2Psalms 42-72105
Book 3Psalms 73-89175
Book 4Psalms 90-106223
Book 5Psalms 107-150265
Appendices347
Superscriptions349
Prehistory of the Psalter352
Literary Types355
For Further Reading359
Index of Scriptural References363
General Index387
Index of Hebrew Words393

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