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

By Bernd Janowski,Armin Siedlecki

This is the 1st English translation of Bernd Janowski's incisive anthropological examine 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 ailment. each one bankruptcy defines an issue and considers it on the subject of anthropological insights from similar fields of research and a thematically proper instance from the Psalms, together with how a critical point of this Psalm is explored in different previous testomony or historic close to jap texts. every one bankruptcy concludes with an "Anthropological Keyword," which explores particularly vital phrases and words within the Psalms. The ebook additionally contains reflections on studying the Psalms from a brand new testomony point of view, targeting issues of transience, praising God, salvation from dying, and belief in God. Janowski's research demonstrates how the Psalms have very important theological implications and finally support us to appreciate what it capacity 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 a global type pupil who has written a global classification booklet that might rapidly develop into the bench-mark for theological interpretation of the Psalms. Janowski, in a dense, complicated certainly inviting ebook, combines acute theological sensibility, shut exegetical alertness, and a spotlight to the big human questions now prior to us relating existence and wish in a failed international. the results of his paintings is a examine that would present shut, cautious, sustained studying. We could be thankful to Westminster John Knox for bringing this clean and really apt ebook 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 given that Hans Walter Wolff's recognized Anthropology of the previous Testament. Janowski bargains either insightful analyses of person psalms and a accomplished framework for biblical anthropology. the result's a refined exploration of the previous Testament's knowing of human lifestyles within the presence of the residing God."
—Andreas Schuele, Professor of previous testomony and Director of the Institute of Judaic experiences, collage of Leipzig, Germany

"Finally translated into English, this huge 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 historical close to japanese literature, Hebrew poetry, and eu scholarship. He additionally shows in his writing a deep pastoral sensitivity that might make his paintings eminently valuable within the church."
—William P. Brown, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of outdated testomony, Columbia Theological Seminary

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