The Psalms

Their Origin and Meaning

By Leopold Sabourin, SJ

The Psalms

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  • ISBN: 9781608999552
  • Pages: 474
  • Publication Date: 10/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $54.00
Web Price: $43.20
Web Price: $43.20

The Psalms

Their Origin and Meaning

By Leopold Sabourin, SJ

paperback-logo

PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781608999552
  • Pages: 474
  • Publication Date: 10/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $54.00
Web Price: $43.20

About-

The psalms--the prayers of the chosen people, the prayers of the people of God--have a spontaneity and timeless pertinence which is unique. They are an integral part of Christian liturgies; yet they pose difficulties for many who sense that they have sprung from a cultural milieu which is totally alien to our own. This problem can only be solved by a careful study of their origins, their literary structures, their content, and their intent.
A vast literature has grown up around the psalter. But modern biblical discoveries, research, and scholarship have opened the way to a greater understanding and finer appreciation of the inspired prayers. The author, one of the leading exegetes of our time, has produced a monumental and comprehensive work which reflects his vast research and erudite judgment. The scholar and the biblical student will find this thorough treatment invaluable. And educated men of all religions, who share a common invaluable scriptural tradition, should also find it essentially helpful and enlightening.
This many-faceted work clearly illustrates that biblical scholarship knows no denominational boundaries. The psalter is a bridge of prayer in this ecumenical age, and readers will find the author's insights and analyses most helpful in making the psalms more vital in their lives and a more unifying bond in man's search for God in our time.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"The most complete, up-to-date, and reliable study of the Psalms in English. . . . an over-all presentation of important trends in understanding the Psalms today."
-- Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P., Theological Studies

"An elaborate treatment of the major problems of the Psalter. This work provides the scholar with a reliable and comprehensive orientation."
-- Hans Bardtke, Theologische Literaturzeitung

"In Sabourin's work the clergy, theological students, and qualified laity have a knowledgeable and reliable guide."
-- Mitchell Dahood, SJ, Catholic Biblical Quarterly

"The fruit of great erudition and painstaking mastery of contemporary scholarship. . . . who desires an intellectual challenge will be much indebted to the thoroughness and expertise of Fr. Sabourin."
-- David Stanley, SJ

"Only gratitude to Fr. Sabourin for his invaluable work can be the sentiment of seminary professors, preachers, teachers, catechists and liturgists, and all who wish ready access to the Word of God as it is enshrined in the perennial and universal songs of God's people."
-- P. J. Calderone, SJ

Contributors-

Leopold Sabourin, SJ

Bio(s)-

Father Leopold Sabourin, SJ, was born and educated in Canada and served as Professor of Exegesis and Biblical Theology of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and in Jerusalem. Father Sabourin studied at Rome's Pontifical Biblical Institute and dedicated years of research in Montreal, Rome, and Jerusalem. Among his previously published books are Redemption as Sacrifice and The Names and Titles of Jesus.

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