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New book on Psalms

409622Moody Publishers (Chicago, USA) announces the publication of a new volume on the canonical Psaltire – The Psalms: Language for All Seasons of the Soul (288 p. + bibl., indices) under the editorial work of Andrew Schmutzer and David M. Howard, Jr.

As announced from its title, and confirmed in the editors’ forword, this collection of essays presented at the Evangelical Theological Society, is not a cold scholarly enterprise, but one that looks into the understanding of Psalms from a personal perspective and its relationship to human experience, that of the author / editor and the reader without lowering the standard of scholarly approach.
Both the established scholar and junior scholar are united in the message they convey, ‘Psalms are good reading for the soul. More so, when they are read with proper care for the text.’ Although it touches on the main critical issues specific to the study of the Psaltire, known in the field under various labels, i.e., form criticism, canonical criticism, literary criticism, these essays are written with a high view on Psalms as the Word of God, and a deep knowledge of the Hebrew text, motivated by a Christ-centered piety. This work is paradigmatic for an evangelical approach to the Bible, wherein the scholarship and spirituality intertwine with one another.
The volume could be a useful tool for every student of the Bible, pastors and preachers included, not for having authorised voices speculating over the meaning of some phrases, but for displaying a method of analysis at work on particular psalms (Psalms 1, 2, 16, 23, 46, 54, 84, 88, 91, 117, 150) or on various themes (e.g., wisdom, kingship, praise, lament) and a genuine interest for the application of the message unearthed.

For the content of this collection of essays check the excerpt below. For a browse check here.

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Actualizarea studiilor la Psaltire

9780199699544_450Oxford University Press ne oferă rezultatele cercetării prezentate în prelegerile susținute între 22 și 24 septembrie 2010 la Worcester College în Oxford sub coordonarea profesorilor Susan Gillingham și John Barton. Titlul volumului de eseuri – Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms: Conflict and Convergence – a păstrat titlul conferinței din 2010 doar cu o inversiune: subtitlul a devenit titlu. După cum fusese anunțat în avans, intenția era de a aduce împreună erudiți evrei și creștini pentru a dezbate perspectivele comune celor două lumi de dragul dialogului. Prof. Gillingham este adeptata pluralismului de voci în ce privește interpretarea Scripturii, fapt dovedit de publicația sa din 1999, One Bible, Many Voices – Different Approaches to Biblical Studies (Eerdmans). Preocuparea sa pentru cartea Psalmilor este binecunoscută, fiind mai recent incorporată în Psalms Through the Centuries (Blackwells, 2008). Contributorii au provenit de pe ambele țărmuri ale Oceanului și au interacționat atât în lucrările celor trei zile de dezbateri  cât și în lucrările publicate.

Mai jos este cuprinsul colecției de eseuri.

Susan Gillingham: Introduction
I: Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms
1: Peter Flint: The Dead Sea Psalms Scrolls. Psalms Manuscripts, Editions, and the Oxford Hebrew Bible
2: Geza Vermes: Reflections on the Canon and the Text of the Bible in response to Peter Flint
3: Adele Berlin: Medieval Answers to Modern Questions. Medieval Jewish Interpreters of Psalms
4: Corinna Körting: Medieval Psalms Exegesis as a Challenge to Modern Exegesis: A Response to Adele Berlin
5: Susan Gillingham: The Reception of Psalm 137 in Jewish and Christian Traditions
6: Jonathan Magonet: Psalm 137 – Unlikely Liturgy or Partisan Poem? A Response to Sue Gillingham
7: Elizabeth Solopova: The Liturgical Psalter in Medieval Europe
8: Aaron Rosen: True Lights: Seeing the Psalms through Chagall’s Church Windows
9: David C. Mitchell: How Can We Sing the Lord’s Song? Deciphering the Masoretic Cantillation
10: John Sawyer: The Psalms in Judaism and Christianity. A Reception History Perspective
II: Reading the Psalter
11: Bill Bellinger, Jr.: The Psalter as Theodicy Writ Large
12: Dirk Human: The Psalter and Theodicy. Perspectives Related to a Rhetorical Approach.
13: Klaus Seybold: The Psalter as a Book
14: David Howard, Jr.: The Proto-mt Psalter, the King, and Psalms 1 and 2. A response to Klaus Seybold.
15: Nancy deClaissé Walford: On Translating the Poetry of the Psalms
16: Philip Johnston: Traduttore Traditore, Beowulf and the Psalms. A Response to Nancy Declaissé Walford.
III: Past Contexts and Future Perspectives
17: John Day: Psalm 104 and Akhenaten’s Hymn to the Sun
18: Erhard Gerstenberger: The Psalms and Sumerian Hymns
19: Frank-Lothar Hossfeld and Till Magnus Steiner: Problems and Prospects in Psalter Studies
20: John Barton: Postscript

Pentru un rezumat al argumentului fiecărei lucrări din perspectiva editorului se poate vedea introducerea eliberată presei (vezi documentul pdf aici 9780199699544_prelim). Mai jos sunt oferite informațiile despre autorii acestor articole.

Susan Gillingham, Fellow and Tutor in Theology, Worcester College, Oxford; Reader in Old Testament, Oxford University

Peter Flint holds the Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies at Trinity Western University, British Columbia.
Geza Vermes is Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford.
Adele Berlin is the Robert H. Smith Professor of Biblical Studies Emerita at the University of Maryland.
Corinna Körting is Professor for Old Testament Studies at the MF Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo.
Sue Gillingham is Reader in Old Testament in the University of Oxford.
Rabbi Jonathan Magonet is now Emeritus Professor of Bible at Leo Baeck College, London.
Elizabeth Solopova is a Research Fellow in the English Faculty, University of Oxford.
Aaron Rosen is the Lecturer in Sacred Traditions & the Arts at King’s College, University of London.
David C. Mitchell is Precentor and Director of Music at the Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Brussels.
John Sawyer is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Lancaster.
William Bellinger, Jr., is Craig Professor of Bible and Chair of the Department of Religion, Baylor University.
Dirk Human is Professor in Old Testament Studies at the University of Pretoria.
Klaus Seybold (1936-2011) was Emeritus Professor in Old Testament Theology in the Theology Faculty of the University of Basel.
David Howard, Jr., is Professor of Old Testament at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Nancy L. deClaissé-Walford is Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages at the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Philip Johnston is currently Senior Tutor at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge.
John Day is Professor of Old Testament Studies in the University of Oxford and Fellow & Tutor of Lady Margaret Hall.
Erhard Gerstenberger is Emeritus Professor of Old Testament at the Philipps-Universität Marburg.
Frank-Lothar Hossfeld is a Roman Catholic priest and Emeritus Professor of Old Testament at the University of Bonn.
Till Magnus Steiner is a doctoral student at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn.
John Barton is Oriel & Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford.

Sunt onorat să îi fi întâlnit în persoană pe mai mulți profesori din lista anterioară și chiar să lucrez cu unii dintre ei pentru o vreme. Prețul cărții este destul de ridicat pentru un român (peste 70 lire sterline), dar poate că vom avea ocazia să o răsfoim prin vreo bibliotecă cândva nu peste foarte mult timp.

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