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|Title: Arguing with God: A Theological Anthropology of the Psalms - eBook|
By: Bernd Janowski, Armin Siedlecki
Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
|Publication Date: 2013|
Stock No: WW62724EB
This is the first English translation of Bernd Janowski's incisive anthropological study of the Psalms, originally published in German in 2003 as KonfliktgesprÃ¤che mit Gott. Eine Anthropologie der Psalmen (Neukirchener). Janowski begins with an introduction to Old Testament anthropology, concentrating on themes of being forsaken by God, enmity, legal difficulties, and sickness. Each chapter defines a problem and considers it in relation to anthropological insights from related fields of study and a thematically relevant example from the Psalms, including how a central aspect of this Psalm is explored in other Old Testament or Ancient Near Eastern texts. Each chapter concludes with an "Anthropological Keyword," which explores especially important words and phrases in the Psalms. The book also includes reflections on reading the Psalms from a New Testament perspective, focusing on themes of transience, praising God, salvation from death, and trust in God. Janowski's study demonstrates how the Psalms have important theological implications and ultimately help us to understand what it means to be human.
Bernd Janowski is professor emeritus of Old Testament at the University of Tübingen, Germany. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of numerous books, including the thirteen-volume Religion Past and Present: Encyclopedia of Theology and Religion.
Armin Siedlecki is Head of Cataloging at Pitts Theology Library, Emory University. He is the author of Negotiating Identity: The Portrayal of Foreigners in Ezra-Nehemiah.