Praise and Lament in the Psalms
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Praise and Lament in the Psalms

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Praise and lament are two major approaches to praying to God. In this book, Claus Westermann investigates these primary categories of the Psalms and shows their meaning for prayer and worship. He contrasts the Old Testament Psalms with those of Babylon and Egypt indicating their distinctive characteristics. Sensitively written and carefully reasoned, Westermann's book will

Paperback, 312 pages
Published February 19th 1981 by Westminster John Knox Press (first published 1981)
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The classic introduction to the Psalms of Praise and Lament. Some authors have questioned Westermann's thesis that lament is ultimately a type of lament.

A very useful introduction that follows the implications of Gunkel's form critical work on the Psalms to its end.
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