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Psalms : Two Horizons New Testament Commentaries - Geoffrey Grogan


Two Horizons New Testament Commentaries


Published: 22nd April 2008
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Psalm research has become a fascinating point of growth in Old Testament scholarship and the results have been largely positive, particularly valuable for those seeking a theological understanding of the Psalter. However, the growth rate has made the field somewhat difficult to navigate. This commentary gathers the research and creates an accessible guide. Geoffrey Grogan begins by expounding and evaluating the main scholarly approaches to Psalms. He includes issues raised by the superscriptions ? treating them with seriousness ? with special attention given to the Davidic references. He then provides an exegesis of each psalm, in which the emphasis is on their distinctive messages, though classification is not ignored. Grogan follows with a full survey of the Psalter??'s theological themes, highlighting the theological implications of its fivefold arrangement. He continues with a consideration of the massive contribution the Psalter makes to biblical theology, including the way the psalms were used and interpreted by Jesus and the New Testament writers. Closing with an analysis of the contemporary relevance of the Psalms, Grogan??'s work shows the considerable value the Psalter has to guide and challenge us as we face the problems of the church and the world today.

J. Alec Motyer -- author of The Prophecy of Isaiah -Here is a work as theological as the Psalms deserve, and as devotionally warm as they demand. This commentary is precisely what we would expect from Geoffrey Grogan -- magnificently researched, written with an easy grace that carries the reader along, seminal where brevity is required. It is a delight to be in the company of one who loves the Psalms as richly as he knows them, whose spirituality runs as deep as his scholarship, and whose solid independence of judgment makes him a reliable guide through the huge literature and diverse theories that the Psalms have attracted.-Leslie C. Allen -- Fuller Theological Seminary -Geoffrey Grogan whetted readers' appetites with his earlier work on the theology of the Psalms. A proven exegete and theologian, he now brings this double gift to the text. He also provides an introduction to the Psalms as ancient literature. In keeping with the Two Horizons series, he presents the theology of the Psalter and evaluates it in terms of the Bible and Christian doctrine.-Ted Herbert -- International Christian College, Glasgow -Grogan's wide writing interests spanning the Old and New Testaments and theology, combined with his warm personal faith, clear writing style, and decades of living with the Psalms, have resulted in this well-informed, insightful, and useful theologically focused commentary.-Review of Biblical Literature -This new commentary on the book of Psalms is remarkable. . . . I recommend Grogan's book.- Theology Today -A succinct and helpful treatment of each psalm.- Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society -There is much to be gained from this commentary.-

Prefacep. vii
Important Advice to the Readerp. ix
Abbreviationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
The Familiar and Yet Unfamiliar World of the Psalmsp. 1
Textual Criticismp. 3
Sense Rhythms of the Psalmsp. 4
Historical and Source Criticismp. 6
Superscriptionsp. 8
Psalm Genres and Form Criticismp. 10
Redaction Criticismp. 19
Canonical Criticismp. 21
Rhetorical or Literary Criticismp. 29
Reader-Oriented Criticismp. 31
Appraisal of the Various Types of Criticismp. 32
Use of the Psalms Todayp. 33
Excursus: The Davidic Psalmsp. 34
Exegesisp. 41
Book 1p. 42
Book 2p. 96
Book 3p. 133
Book 4p. 157
Book 5p. 179
Theological Horizons of Psalmsp. 231
The Psalter's Key Theological Themesp. 231
The Basic Convictions of the Psalmistsp. 232
The Covenants and the Theological Significance of the Exilep. 273
Yahweh as the God of the Future, the God Who Plans, the God of the Messiah and His Kingdomp. 288
The Contribution of the Psalter to Biblical Theologyp. 295
A Warm Doctrine of Godp. 301
A Firm and Confident Doctrine of Historical Revelationp. 308
A Heartfelt and Expanding Sense of Communityp. 319
A Profound Doctrine of Sinp. 326
A Realistic Doctrine of Sufferingp. 335
A Responsive Doctrine of Prayer and Worshipp. 341
An Unshakable Doctrine of the Messiahp. 348
The Psalter's Relevance to Present-Day Theological and Other Issuesp. 359
God and Creationp. 360
Humanity and Sinp. 376
Christ's Person and Workp. 387
The Grace of God, the Work of the Holy Spirit, and the Christian Lifep. 396
The Churchp. 406
The Last Thingsp. 417
Holy Scripturep. 424
Preparing a Sermon on a Psalmp. 431
Bibliographyp. 436
Index of Namesp. 448
Index of Subjectsp. 452
Index of Scripture Referencesp. 460
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ISBN: 9780802827067
ISBN-10: 0802827063
Series: Two Horizons New Testament Commentaries
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 22nd April 2008
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.72