Fruit for the Soul: Luther on the Lament Psalms

Fruit for the Soul: Luther on the Lament Psalms

by Dennis Ngien

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Given a life spent in scholarship and controversy, it is easy to forget how much energy Martin Luther devoted to helping the common person understand and take comfort from God’s word. This commitment extended to even the most challenging of biblical texts, and nowhere is this more apparent than Luther’s work on the lament Psalms. Difficult to understand, and perhaps even more difficult to implement in life and devotion, the lament Psalms played a key role in Luther’s thought. More importantly, the lament Psalms were for Luther an essential part of the Christian’s understanding of the life of faith.</P><P>In this volume, Dennis Ngien helps contemporary readers engage Luther’s commentary on the lament Psalms. What Luther intended for the education and encouragement of everyday Christians, Ngien unpacks and illuminates for life in the twenty-first century.</P><P>Introduced and commended by Robert Kolb, the volume will be appreciated by teacher and student alike.</P>

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506402895
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 373
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dennis Ngien is professor of systematic theology at Tyndale University College & Seminary and research professor of theology at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He is the author of several books, including Gifted Response (2008), and Luther as a Spiritual Adviser (2007).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword xi

Fruit for the Soul: Luther on the Lament Psalms xvii

1 Psalm 6: Consolation Hidden in its Opposite: Profoundly Terrified but Profoundly Comforted 1

2 Psalm 51: No Other Theme but This: Wrapped in the Bosom of God Who Is Grace 25

3 Psalm 77: Meditation on All God's Works: Reaping Justification by Faith as the Fruit 85

4 Psalm 90: Moses Being "Most Mosaic": A Minister of Law, Sin, and Death 157

5 ' Psalm 94: Praying against the Enemies: Negative Capability and Positive Agency 199

6 Psalm 118: Soaring above Distress: The Efficacy of God's Right Hand 229

Conclusion 299

Bibliography 311

Index of Names 333

Index of Subjects 337

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