The Religion of the Psalms

The Religion of the Psalms

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The Religion of the Psalms

The Religion of the Psalms

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Books about the Psalms come and go; the Psalms go on forever. They belong to the permanent literature of the race. They express felicitously and adequately the great emotions of mankind. They display a faith that passes knowledge, an invincible confidence in the goodness of God that survived successive shocks testing it to the uttermost. The genuine, heartfelt religion of the Psalter has never failed to kindle the spirit of the faithful.

The aim of this book is to bring out the significance of the Psalms as indicative of the religious and moral standards of later Judaism. There is no attempt here to find in the Psalms spiritual nourishment for the life of today. The effort is rather to present the meaning of the Psalms as it lay in the minds of their authors and earliest readers. Probably no book has suffered more from a conventionalized interpretation than the Psalter. We need . . .

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