Spirituality of the Psalms

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Fortress Press - Religion - 76 pages
Using a model of orientation - disorientation - new orientation, Brueggemann explores how the genres of the Psalms can'be viewed in terms of their function. This results in fresh readings of these ancient songs that illumine their spiritual depth. The voices of the Psalms come through in all their bold realism.

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User Review  - StephenBarkley - LibraryThing

The psalms are disturbing if you read them—all of them. It's easy to take the familiar comforting ones at face value: "The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green ... Read full review

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User Review  - Arctic-Stranger - LibraryThing

This is a shorter version of Bruggemann's work on the Psalms. If you are looking for something with a lot of content, I would go there first, but this is an excellent introduction for the lay reader. Read full review

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The Psalms and the Seasons of Life
Psalms of Orientation
Psalms of Disorientation
Psalms of New Orientation
Spirituality and Gods Justice

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Walter Brueggemann is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia.

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