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Words to God, word from God : the Psalms in the prayer and preaching of the church

Author: Howard N Wallace
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume, the author re-examines and re-evaluates the place and purpose of the psalms in Christian worship, as well as the challenges they present to believers.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wallace, Howard N., 1948-
Words to God, word from God.
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2005
(OCoLC)679328801
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard N Wallace
ISBN: 0754636917 9780754636915 0754636925 9780754636922
OCLC Number: 55962265
Description: ix, 197 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: The dual role of the Psalms in the church --
Introduction --
The Psalms in Israel --
The Psalms in the New Testament --
The Psalms in the history of the church --
Not just a Christian issue --
Psalms as words to God and word from God --
Part II: The Psalms as words to God --
The Psalms as prayers --
The world of prayer in the Psalms --
A world of conversations --
A World Embracing Every Experience --
A world with its own language --
A world in which we are not alone --
An evolving conversation --Being moulded in character --
Words of prayer with authority --
Praying in Christ --
Part IV: What individual Psalms say about prayer --
Psalms 13 and 90 --
praying laments --
Psalm 113 and 65 --
praising God --
Psalm 107 --
giving thanks --
Psalms 121 and 27 --
trusting God --
Psalm 51 --
confessing sin --
Invited to pray --
The way we might pray using the Psalms --
The order of the Psalms in prayer --
The Psalms in prayer with and for others --
Speaking to God through the Psalms in the liturgy --
Part III: The Psalms as word from God --
The Psalms in preaching and liturgy --
Listening to the Psalms in the church --
The Psalms in the lectionaries --
Issues in preaching the Psalms --
The practice of preaching the psalms --
Hearing God through the Psalms in the Liturgy --
Preaching from individual Psalms --
Psalm 8, creator, creation and humankind --
Psalm 73, God and injustice in the world --
Psalm 89, waiting for God's faithfulness --
Psalm 126, coming home in joy --
Psalm 139, God knowing us.
Responsibility: Howard Neil Wallace.
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'This is a thoughtful and very worthwhile book, written by an OT scholar [...] who is clearly concerned to do justice both to the Psalms as OT texts and as resources for the practice of the church Read more...

 
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