Claus Westermann on the Enthronment Psalms

by on January 8, 2015

Working through Claus Westermann’s Praise and Lament in the Psalms, the first part of which was available in English translation in 1965. I wonder if the conclusions Gerald Wilson drew re Ps 89 and Book IV of the Psalter (in his 1981 dissertation, published in 1985) would’ve been different if he’d reflected on the following […]

Current Reading

by on December 23, 2014

Settled into some reading on Gregory of Nyssa for dissertation work. Here’s some of what’s on my desk/screen at the moment: Athanasius and Robert C. Gregg. The Life of Antony and the Letter to Marcellinus. Translated by Robert C. Gregg. The Classics of Western spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 1980. Daley, Brian E. “Training for […]

Kraus on the Imprecatory Psalms

by on September 9, 2013

It would be a superficial and emotional response to characterize the desire for revenge in the Psalms as something typical of the Old Testament, irreligious, unchristian, and repugnant. I had to chuckle as I read this line in Kraus’s Theology of the Psalms this afternoon, because this is more or less exactly what C. S. Lewis […]

by on August 8, 2012

No post today; worked for way more than 15 minutes on a book review. My thoughts are forthcoming. Here’s the book, if you’re interested: Robert Wallace’s The Narrative Effect of Book IV of the Hebrew Psalter. If you really want to read it, it was the guy’s doctoral dissertation, and I hear a lot of […]