John Calvin and the Prayer Psalms of the Psalter
Imprint: Cascade Books
"One of the best biblical interpreters of his generation, Paul Riemann has delved deeply into John Calvin's interpretation of the Psalms. The result is a captivating analysis of the significant differences between Calvin's reading and what actually takes place in the Psalms. Readers of this penetrating study of Calvin will have new and useful tools for interpreting both Calvin's theology and the Psalms."
--Patrick Miller, author of Stewards of the Mysteries of God: Preaching the Old Testament--and the New
"There is a strange alienation between the oddity of biblical testimony and the requirements of established ecclesial tradition that seems tempted to reductionism and closure. Riemann shows Calvin is exactly a paradigmatic figure in that strange alienation . . . but he demonstrates that Calvin's preferred way is exceedingly difficult in the face of textual testimony. It will be important, after Riemann's remarkable study, to continue to assess the enduring losses and liabilities that have come in the wake of Calvin's work. Riemann's study invites us to consider the alternative piety of the Psalms that dissents from that of Calvin and from much of the conventional ecclesial tradition."
--From the Foreword by Walter Brueggemann, author of Praying the Psalms, Second Edition