DOWNLOAD PDF ↠ Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit - by Walter Brueggemann #2020


  • Title: Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit
  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • ISBN: 9781556352836
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback

  • Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit By Walter Brueggemann Description In this thoroughly revised edition of a classic in spirituality, Walter Brueggemann guides the reader into a thoughtful and moving encounter with the Psalms This new edition includes a revised text, new notes, and new bibliography The movement and meeting of God with us is indeed a speech event in which new humanness is evoked among us Being attentive to lDescription In this thoroughly revised edition of a classic in spirituality, Walter Brueggemann guides the reader into a thoughtful and moving encounter with the Psalms This new edition includes a revised text, new notes, and new bibliography The movement and meeting of God with us is indeed a speech event in which new humanness is evoked among us Being attentive to language means cultivating the candid imagination to bring our own experience to the Psalms and permitting it to be disciplined by the speech of the Psalms And, conversely, it means letting the Psalms address us and having that language reshape our sensitivities and fill our minds with new pictures and images that may redirect our lives from Chapter 3 Endorsements I am so glad to see this second edition of Praying the Psalms In it Walter Brueggemann reveals the ways in which the Psalms teach the mother tongue of biblical speech by inviting us to the risk of daring candor with God.The contemporary church in North America regularly suffers collective amnesia in the face of the languages of techno speak, market share and sentimental cliche that shape the world we inhabit Praying the Psalms offers a surprising antidote to this chronic forgetfulness It invites us to recover our ancient memory and true identity by learning again to pray the Psalms I know of no better book for introducing a congregation to the Psalms than this one Edwin Searcy, Pastor, University Hill Congregation, United Church of Canada, Vancouver, BC The Psalms just don t speak to me Anyone who has ever felt this way should read Brueggemann s book He shows how these ancient prayers can lead us from the disorientation of our chaotic lives into a reorientation of transformation His treatment of both the post Holocaust Christian use of these very Jewish prayers and the troublesome call for vengeance is most timely This book shows how the Psalms can indeed speak to us Dianne Bergant, CSA author of Preaching the New Lectionary Brueggemann pushes me and other readers to recognize the full gamut of passions reflected in the Psalms joy and exultation but also disappointment, sorrow, anger, resentment, even the desire for vengeance I am grateful to Brueggemann for making me alert to what the Psalms are saying about our common human relation to God and honest about my own feelings as I pray the Psalms every day as part of the Liturgy of the Hours Joseph A Bracken, SJ coauthor of Self Emptying Love in a Global Context Few persons have so lived in and with the Psalms as Walter Brueggemann Here he takes us into their depths, which are so clearly the depths of our human existence The piety of the Psalms is strong medicine Brueggemann bids us take it for the cure of our souls Patrick D Miller author of Interpreting the Psalms and They Cried to the Lord About the Contributor s Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia He is the author of numerous works including Theology of the Old Testament, Inscribing the Text, Prophetic Imagination, and David s Truth.
    Walter Brueggemann
    Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary He is the world s leading interpreter of the Old Testament and is the author of numerous books, including Westminster John Knox Press best sellers such as Genesis and First and Second Samuel in the Interpretation series, An Introduction to the Old Testament The Canon and Christian Imagination, and Reverberations of Faith A Theological Handbook of Old Testament Themes.

    Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit By Walter Brueggemann

    Commentaires:

    Graham
    A small, but helpful collection of essays on the Psalms, and how Christians can make good use of the Book of Psalms in prayer Brueggemann shows how the Psalms cover the full spectrum of human emotions and situations and offer them up to God Thus the language of ancient Israelite ideology, and the expressions of hatred and desire for vengeance, though perhaps troubling, can give expression to the instincts we often wish to avoid expressing In seeing the raw, honest, humanity of ancient Israel thr [...]

    Ethan
    A somewhat coherent collection of essays by Brueggemann on the Psalms and particularly how they can be used as prayers in a Christian context.The five chapters of the book set forth the general theme the Psalter and experience both in coming to the Psalter and allowing the Psalter s experience be a guide , the nature of the language of the Psalms, the language as used in its place and time, the Psalms as Jewish, and a discussion of the nature of vengeance as expressed in some Psalms.There s much [...]

    Jason
    I think the world needs tension Look, Brueggeman is brilliant I ve seen him speak I ve gotten to talk to him I ve been amazed at his insight his shrewdness and his ability to say things that are flat inflammatory with a smile and a nod and really push an audience past there need to argue with him and just to think about what he said and what they believe.So when I encountered that in Praying the Psalms I wasn t surprised It s why I went to him for my study of the Psalms But the thing that stand [...]

    Ben Hughes
    Brueggemann helped me to read the psalms on their own terms and, while respecting their integrity as Hebrew literature, read them in a Christian way A quick and edifying read.

    Naomi
    I read this for a class, but I enjoyed it so much it wasn t a chore for me, so I ve counted it toward the 1000 books I would like to read before I die.Not everything made sense to me I was particularly confused in the sections about praying for, with, and as Jews I did appreciate the fact that the author kept reminding the reader that God is the same throughout time.I remember crying during the section entitled Poetry Requiring Work The author explains that metaphors are not limited to the exper [...]

    Damien Rappuhn
    A great study of the Psalms and the common issues Christians would have praying them It s brief and makes for great introductory material for any Christian to take on the Psalms as Christian and, honestly, as Jewish spiritual literature A must read.

    Jesse Thorson
    I loved Brueggemann s overall approach to letting the reader locate themselves in the Psalms really helpful I thought his commentary on the vengeance themes and the continuity between the 2 testaments were a bit less nuanced than I would have hoped.

    Merritt Watson
    Some things about the Psalms you probably have not thought about Praying the Psalms will be difficult but also deeply rewarding for those who seek a closer walk with God.

    David
    Good treatment of the harsher psalms and the issue of the vengeance of God.

    Daniel Seifert
    Psalms is filled with images and a diverse hard to understand psychological episodes Praying the Psalms is a primer of sorts that gives a brief yet profound guide to the function of language and the Jewish character in Psalms Brueggemann identifies a guiding motif of place and corresponding movement which is voiced liturgically by Israel s communication or world of speech with the holy one He persuasively charts the Psalms via a pattern of movement a motif from orientation to disorientation to r [...]

    Derek Winterburn
    Bruggemann writes as OT specialist, with a very clear desire to speak as a Christian to Christians In this book he provides an admirable introduction to the Psalter, that is not simplistic He explains what to look for in the psalms, and how a Christian might accept them as part of Scripture and how one might pray from them In a striking chapter he lifts some Jewish characteristics that might be instructive and or awkward for Christians His last chapter is on the cursing psalms and God s vengeanc [...]

    Jared Saltz
    A short, loosely related series of essays written on the Psalms that match my experience for Brugeemann s work in general some of it is excellent, and some of its is dross and there s not a whole lot in between Of the five chapters, two were excellent, two were not very good, and one was decidedly meh However, this is a very short work 81 pgs and if you get two great essays out of that then you are in good shape The chapter on Christians and Imprecation ch5 Vengeance Human and Divine was worth t [...]

    mpkale
    Hard to understandIt is difficult to understand what he is trying to understand what he is trying to say I have never read anything that was as hard to comprehend the book I am a physician and not a theology student so that my be part of the problem.

    Mar
    2.5 I thought it would be different than it was It explains various types of Psalms in a theological sort of way Have to concentrate to follow it alle 2.5 is a comment on my ability to think deeply than on the content.

    Elizabeth Gentry
    Brueggemann s hermeneutic of the Psalms is the most helpful technique I ve read yet Definitely a great read for anyone wanting to learn about the text

    Jane H
    this was interesting and some of it resonated deeply, while other parts of it didn t at all It s been a few weeks since I finished it and I m still processing

    Dave Pettengill
    Great book on understanding the Psalms Many great connections on how they help us understand our lives and God in a deeper way.

    Nancy Graham
    Rich.

    TJ
    Not what I was expecting but still insightful.

    Andre
    A fresh approach to the Psalms engaging westeners to step into Jewish territory

    Jon Cooper
    This was a great read intelligently written, and extremely challenging in terms of what it states, not in terms of the level of difficulty I m becoming a huge fan of Brueggemann s works.

    Josh
    Exploring how the tension of the Psalms can be used today was insightful It was a quick read with some good things to think on.

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