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

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 Janowski starts with an creation to outdated testomony anthropology, focusing on topics of being forsaken via God, enmity, felony problems, and illness. every one bankruptcy defines an issue and considers it in terms of anthropological insights from similar fields of research and a thematically correct instance from the Psalms, together with how a imperative point of this Psalm is explored in different previous testomony or old close to jap texts. each one bankruptcy concludes with an "Anthropological Keyword," which explores in particular vital phrases and words within the Psalms. The booklet additionally contains reflections on analyzing the Psalms from a brand new testomony point of view, concentrating on 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 finally aid us to appreciate what it potential 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 classification pupil who has written a global category e-book that might in a timely fashion develop into the bench-mark for theological interpretation of the Psalms. Janowski, in a dense, complicated really inviting e-book, combines acute theological sensibility, shut exegetical alertness, and a spotlight to the massive human questions now ahead of us pertaining to lifestyles and desire in a failed international. the results of his paintings is a examine that would present shut, cautious, sustained studying. We should be thankful to Westminster John Knox for bringing this clean and really apt ebook into English translation."
—Walter Brueggemann, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of outdated testomony Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary

"There has now not been a publication like this considering 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 refined exploration of the previous 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 reports, collage of Leipzig, Germany

"Finally translated into English, this enormous remedy of psalmic prayer is a component theology, half anthropology, half psychology, and half reception background. Janowski not just brings to undergo his wide-ranging wisdom of old close to japanese literature, Hebrew poetry, and ecu scholarship. He additionally indicates in his writing a deep pastoral sensitivity that may 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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