Fruit For the Soul: Luther on the Lament Psalms
Given a life spent in scholarship and controversy, it is easy to forget how much energy Martin Luther devoted to helping the common person understand and take comfort from God's word. This commitment extended to even the most challenging of...
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Given a life spent in scholarship and controversy, it is easy to forget how much energy Martin Luther devoted to helping the common person understand and take comfort from God's word. This commitment extended to even the most challenging of biblical texts, and nowhere is this more apparent than Luther's work on the lament Psalms. Difficult to understand, and perhaps even more difficult to implement in life and devotion, the lament Psalms played a key role in Luther's thought. More importantly, the lament Psalms were for Luther an essential part of the Christian's understanding of the life of faith. In this brief volume, Dennis Ngien helps contemporary readers engage Luther's commentary on the lament Psalms. What Luther intended for the education and encouragement of everyday Christians, Ngien unpacks and illuminates for life in the twenty-first century. Introduced and commended by Robert Kolb, the volume will be appreciated by teacher and student alike.
DENNIS NGIEN is Research Rrofessor of Theology at Tyndale Theological Seminary in Toronto and Director of their ThM Program. He has published numerous journal articles on the history of Trinitarian theology and the notion of the suffering of God. He was recently appointed as "Visiting Scholar" at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, where he will engage in research on Theological Themes and Preaching in John Wesley?'s sermons. He runs his Centre for Mentorship and Theological Reflection in Toronto, mentoring pastors and church leaders and assisting churches in advisory and teaching capacities.
- Foreword-robert Kolb; Introduction: Fruit For The Soul: Luther On The Lament Psalms: 1. Psalm 6: Consolation Hidden In Its Opposite: Profoundly Terrified But Profoundly Comforted; 2. Psalm 51: No Other Theme But This; Wrapped In The Bosom Of God Who Ls Grace; 3. Psalm 77: Meditation On All God's Works; Reaping Justification By Faith As The Fruit; 4. Psalm 90: Moses Being "most Mosaic"; A Stern Minister Of Law, Sin, And Death; 5. Psalm 94: Praying Against The Enemies; Negative Capability And Positive Agency; 6. Psalm 118: Soaring Beyond Distress; The Efficacy Of God's Right Hand; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.