By Bernd Janowski,Armin Siedlecki
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 Janowski starts with an creation to outdated testomony anthropology, targeting issues of being forsaken via God, enmity, felony problems, and illness. every one bankruptcy defines an issue and considers it when it comes to anthropological insights from comparable fields of research and a thematically suitable instance from the Psalms, together with how a important element of this Psalm is explored in different outdated testomony or old close to japanese texts. every one bankruptcy concludes with an "Anthropological Keyword," which explores specially vital phrases and words within the Psalms. The ebook additionally comprises reflections on analyzing the Psalms from a brand new testomony point of view, concentrating on issues of transience, praising God, salvation from dying, and belief in God. Janowski's research demonstrates how the Psalms have vital theological implications and finally aid us to appreciate what it skill to be human.
Praise for Arguing with God:
"Bernd Janowski (University of Heidelberg) isn't really but a lot identified to English-speaking readers. he'll be now! he's a global classification student who has written a global type ebook that may swiftly develop into the bench-mark for theological interpretation of the Psalms. Janowski, in a dense, complicated really inviting publication, combines acute theological sensibility, shut exegetical alertness, and a focus to the massive human questions now ahead of us referring to lifestyles and desire in a failed international. the results of his paintings is a learn that would gift shut, cautious, sustained interpreting. We could be thankful to Westminster John Knox for bringing this clean and really apt publication 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"There has no longer been a ebook like this because Hans Walter Wolff's recognized Anthropology of the outdated Testament.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 the result's a sophisticated exploration of the outdated Testament's figuring out of human lifestyles within the presence of the dwelling God."
—Andreas Schuele, Professor of outdated testomony and Director of the Institute of Judaic experiences, college of Leipzig, Germany
"Finally translated into English, this huge therapy of psalmic prayer is a component theology, half anthropology, half psychology, and half reception heritage. Janowski not just brings to endure his wide-ranging wisdom of historic close to japanese literature, Hebrew poetry, and ecu scholarship. He additionally shows in his writing a deep pastoral sensitivity that might make his paintings eminently important within the church."
—William P. Brown, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of previous testomony, Columbia Theological Seminary
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Arguing with God: A Theological Anthropology of the Psalms by Bernd Janowski,Armin Siedlecki