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Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Liturgical Press
A New Heaven, A New Earth: The Bible & CatholicityDianne BergantOrbis Books / 2016 / Trade Paperback$18.99 Retail:
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The book of Psalms plays a significant role in the public and private prayer of both the Jewish and Christian communities today, helping to shape the minds and hearts of modern believers.
In two commentaries, one covering Psalms 1-72 and the other Psalms 73-150, Dianne Bergant examines the theological and historical circumstances from which the psalms originated. She reveals how the psalms were intended for instruction as well as prayer, and helps us experience their lyrical nature. In a fresh encounter with these poems of lament, hymns of praise, and prayers of thanksgiving, readers gain a new appreciation for these ancient texts, remembering that God - who dwells with us still - is "gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in mercy" (Pss 145:8).
Kathleen M. O'Connor, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, Emerita, Columbia Theological Seminary
Camilla Burns, SND, Professor of Religious Studies, Trinity Washington University
Father Ronald D. Witherup, SS, biblical scholar, Superior General of the Sulpicians and a noted author of many books on the Bible, most recently,Saint Paul and the New Evangelization (Liturgical Press, 2013)
Bishop Richard J. Sklba, author of Fire Starters: A Companion to the Weekday Lectionary Readings in Ordinary Time