Portraits of the Righteous in the Psalms
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ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 978-1-62032-968-9
Pages: 256
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: 08/23/2013
Street Date: 08/23/2013
Division: Pickwick Publications
Category: Biblical studies
Portraits of the Righteous in the Psalms
An Exploration of the Ethics of Book I
By Daniel C. Owens

Book Description
What have the Psalms to do with ethics? Readers prize the Psalter for its richly theological prayers, but into these prayers are woven a variety of ethical issues. This book explores the ethics of the Psalter by examining the four portraits of the righteous person that punctuate Book I. It begins by studying these psalms as individual compositions and then employs both the canonical approach and dialogic criticism to identify the complex relationship between the portraits' vision of the righteous life and its outcome. Does the righteous person enjoy security and the good life? The answer may be surprising, but joining the psalmist on the rocky path of the interface of faith and experience is certain to prove a formative experience.
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