Psalm Basics for Catholics: Seeing Salvation History in a New Way

Psalm Basics for Catholics: Seeing Salvation History in a New Way

by John Bergsma


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594717932
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 03/16/2018
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 178,558
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Bergsma is a theology professor at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He served as a Protestant pastor for four years before entering the Catholic Church in 2001 while pursuing a doctorate specializing in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls from the University of Notre Dame.

In addition to teaching scripture at Franciscan, Bergsma is a frequent guest on Relevant Radio's Drew Mariani Show and Sacred Heart Radio's Son Rise Morning Show. He speaks regularly at conferences and parishes nationwide. Bergsma has written for numerous academic and popular publications. His popular books include Bible Basics for Catholics, New Testament Basics for Catholics, and A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: Old Testament. He and his wife, Dawn, live with their children in Steubenville, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Introducion ix

1 What's a "Psalm"? Who Wrote Them? And All That Stuff 1

2 How the Psalms Fit into the Story of Salvation 11

3 More about David 29

4 The Story the Psalms Tell 33

5 Introducing the Psalter! (Introducing the Psalter!) 47

6 Book I of Psalms: Weeping and Moaning 57

7 Book II of Psalms: Triumph and Rejoicing 71

8 Book III of Psalms: Descending into Grief 93

9 Book IV of Psalms: Waiting Around in Exile 107

10 Book V of Psalms: Woohoo! The Exile Is Over! At Least Mostly 121

11 Different Ways to Read the Psalms 139

Notes 145

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