Capturing the depth of the Psalms
The seasons of our lives change. Using a model of orientation, disorientation, new orientation, Brueggemann explores how the genres of the Psalms can be viewed in terms of their function. This results in fresh readings of these ancient songs that illumine their spiritual depth. The voices of the Psalms come through in all their bold realism.
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. He is the author of numerous books, including Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church, Genesis and First and Second Samuel in the Interpretation commentary series, An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination, and Reverberations of Faith: A Theological Handbook of Old Testament Themes, all published by Westminster John Knox Press.