The Psalms as Christian Praise: A Historical Commentary
: Two respected scholars explore the heart of the Psalms Following in the style of their companion volumes, The Psalms as Christian Worship and The Psalms as Christian Lament , Bruce Waltke and James Houston now explore the depths...
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Two respected scholars explore the heart of the Psalms
Following in the style of their companion volumes, The Psalms as Christian Worship and The Psalms as Christian Lament, Bruce Waltke and James Houston now explore the depths of Christian praise. Each volume uniquely blends verse-by-verse commentary with a history of Psalms interpretation in the church from the time of the apostles to the present.
Since praise is the essence of the book of Psalms, Waltke and Houston have narrowed the focus to Book IV of the Psalter (Psalms 90-106), which magnify God and proclaim him king. To give voice to the psalmist, the authors (carefully) translate and explain each psalm and summarize its theological message. This is followed by listening to the voice of godly churchmen whose comments have stood the test of time. The Psalms as Christian Praise is ideal for anyone seeking to better understand the praise of Israel as found in the Psalms and how Christians also use these Psalms in worship.
Jim Houston (M.A., Edinburgh; D.Phil., Oxford) is founding principal, former chancellor, and emeritus professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of some forty books, including I Believe in the Creator; The Transforming Friendship; In Search of Happiness; The Heart's Desire and The Mentored Life.
Bruce K. Waltke (Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD., Harvard Divinity School) is acknowledged to be one of the outstanding contemporary Old Testament scholars. He is professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida, and Professor Emeritus of biblical studies at Regent College in Vancouver.
He has authored and co-authored numerous books, commentaries, and articles, and contributed to dictionaries and encyclopedias.
His most recent works are An Old Testament Theology; Proverbs 1-15, Proverbs 16-31 (New International Commentary on the Old Testament) and major commentaries on Genesis and Micah. On a popular level he has written Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion? and The Psalms: A Devotional Commentary.
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