Arguing with God: A Theological Anthropology of the Psalms by Bernd Janowski,Armin Siedlecki PDF

By Bernd Janowski,Armin Siedlecki

ISBN-10: 0664233236

ISBN-13: 9780664233235

This is the 1st English translation of Bernd Janowski's incisive anthropological research 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, focusing on issues 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 research and a thematically correct instance from the Psalms, together with how a crucial point of this Psalm is explored in different outdated testomony or historical close to jap texts. each one bankruptcy concludes with an "Anthropological Keyword," which explores specifically very important phrases and words within the Psalms. The e-book additionally contains reflections on studying the Psalms from a brand new testomony standpoint, targeting subject matters of transience, praising God, salvation from demise, and belief in God. Janowski's examine demonstrates how the Psalms have vital theological implications and eventually aid us to appreciate what it ability to be human.

Praise for Arguing with God:

"Bernd Janowski (University of Heidelberg) isn't but a lot recognized to English-speaking readers. he'll be now! he's an international type pupil who has written a global type publication that might speedily develop into the bench-mark for theological interpretation of the Psalms. Janowski, in a dense, advanced certainly inviting ebook, combines acute theological sensibility, shut exegetical alertness, and a focus to the massive human questions now prior to us touching on lifestyles and wish in a failed global. the results of his paintings is a examine that might present shut, cautious, sustained studying. We should be thankful to Westminster John Knox for bringing this clean and sensible booklet into English translation."
—Walter Brueggemann, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of previous testomony Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary

"There has no longer been a ebook like this seeing that Hans Walter Wolff's recognized Anthropology of the previous Testament. Janowski bargains either insightful analyses of person psalms and a finished framework for biblical anthropology. the result's a sophisticated exploration of the outdated Testament's knowing of human life 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 enormous remedy of psalmic prayer is an element theology, half anthropology, half psychology, and half reception background. Janowski not just brings to endure his wide-ranging wisdom of old close to jap literature, Hebrew poetry, and eu scholarship. He additionally indicates in his writing a deep pastoral sensitivity that may make his paintings eminently helpful within the church."
—William P. Brown, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of previous testomony, Columbia Theological Seminary

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