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Psalms through the centuries: Volume one

Author: S E Gillingham
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2008-
Series: Blackwell Bible commentaries.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Provides an introduction to the literary, historical, and theological background of psalmody. Examines the psalms through liturgy and prayer, study and preaching, translation and imitation, and musical composition and artistic illustration. Includes illustrations of significant psalms, helpful maps, and an extensive bibliography. --From publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
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Gillingham, S.E. (Susan E.).
Psalms through the centuries.
Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2008-
Online version:
Gillingham, S.E. (Susan E.).
Psalms through the centuries.
Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2008-
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S E Gillingham
ISBN: 9780631218555 0631218556 9780470674901 0470674903
OCLC Number: 122309583
Description: xviii, 382 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Series Editors? Preface Preface Introduction Towards a Reception-History Commentary on the Psalms Chapter One The Eleventh century BCE to the Fifth Century CE: Translation, Exposition, Instruction, Liturgy and the Prophetic Bias. (A) Jewish Reception -From Composition to Compilation and Translation -Exposition: the Prophetic Bias -Instruction through Imitations of Psalms (B) Christian Reception -The Psalms as Prophecies in the New Testament --
The Psalms as Prophecies in the Church Fathers (C) Liturgical Adapations of the Psalms -Christian Liturgy -Jewish Liturgy Chapter Two The Fifth to Eleventh Centuries: Liturgy, Exposition, Artistic Representation (A) Christian Reception -Liturgy -Exposition, Homily, Translation -Artistic Representation (B) Jewish Reception --
Liturgy -Translation, Exposition, Homily -Artistic Representation Chapter Three The Eleventh to Fifteenth Centuries: Learning and Discerning (A) Jewish and Christian Controversies through Exegetical Works -Jewish Commentators -Christian Commentators (B) Christian and Jewish Artists -Christian illumination -Jewish illumination (C) Christians and Jews Didactic Works -Christian writers -Jewish writers (D) Christian and Jewish Liturgy -Christian adaptations -Jewish adaptations (E) Translation in Christian Tradition Chapter Four The Fifteenth to Seventeenth Centuries: Democratisation and Dissemination (A) Reception as Translation: Christian Responses -Commentary, liturgy, homily and translation on the Continent --
Liturgy, homily and translation in England and Scotland (B) Reception as Aesthetic Representation: Jewish and Christian Responses -Jewish reception through art and music -Christian reception through art, literary imitation and music Chapter Five The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Secularisation and Revitalisation (A) Christian Responses -Exegetical works -Devotional works -Musical reception -Reception through liturgy -Translations of psalmody (B) Jewish Responses -Reception as translation and liturgy -Reception as homily and exegesis -Aesthetic responses Chapter Six The Twentieth to Twenty-First Centuries: Pluralism and Ecumenism (A) Christian and Jewish Translations of Psalmody (B) Liturgy and Psalmody in Christian and Jewish Traditions (C) Exegetical Studies, Christian and Jewish (D) Devotional Works, Christian and Jewish (E) Aesthetic Responses, Christian and Jewish Conclusion From Introduction to Commentary Glossary Bibliography.
Series Title: Blackwell Bible commentaries.
Responsibility: Susan Gillingham.


This is the first of a two-volume Bible commentary covering the Psalms and examining the role of these biblical poems throughout Jewish and Christian history. Volume One provides a fascinating  Read more...
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Dr Gillingham has already published widely on the Psalms, and we look forward to her second volume. (Journal of Theological Studies, 1 October 2013) A most impressive piece of work ...The coverage is Read more...

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