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A God of vengeance? : understanding the Psalms of divine wrath

Author: Erich Zenger
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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With both careful and rich exegesis of the psalms, Zenger recovers these as important liturgical and theological resources for the church. It is especially helpful to pastors and others in the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Zenger
ISBN: 0664256376 9780664256371
OCLC Number: 33359637
Description: xi, 104 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. A Complex Problem --
Unpleasant and Repulsive Psalms --
The Constant Presence of Enemies throughout the Book of Psalms --
Protest and Rejection in the Name of Christianity --
Objection in the Name of a Humane Ethics --
2. A Look at the Psalms Themselves --
Psalm 12: Protest against the Violence of Violent People --
Psalm 139: Passionate Struggle against Structural Violence --
Psalm 58: A Cry for Right and Justice --
Psalm 83: Witness for God, When Everything Else Is a Denial of God --
Psalm 137: What Remains for the Powerless --
Psalm 44: Transformation of the Image of a Violent God --
Psalm 109: They Attack Me without Cause, but I Am a Prayer --
3. Toward a Hermeneutic of the Psalms of Enmity and Vengeance --
" ... To Judge the Living and the Dead" --
A God of Vengeance After All? --
A Dynamic World Image and a Realistic View of the World --
Poetic Prayers --
The Psalms of Vengeance: A Revelation of God? --
4. Practical Consequences --
Revitalization of Lament in Liturgical Prayer --
Practicing and Dramatizing the Psalms as Contextual Poetry --
Reciting the Psalms of Enmity as Canon --
Suggestions for a New Language of Prayer.
Other Titles: Gott der Rache?
Responsibility: Erich Zenger ; translated by Linda M. Maloney.

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