McCann, J. Clinton, 1951-

A theological introduction to the book of Psalms : the Psalms as Torah / J. Clinton McCann, Jr. - Nashville : Abingdon Press, ©1993. - 204 pages ; 23 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-194) and index.

The shape of the book of Psalms. The Psalms as Torah, then and now ; The Psalms and the reign of God -- Instruction for praise and praise as instruction. Praise and identity : the majesty of God and the glory of mortals ; Praise and activity : who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? -- Instruction for prayer and prayer as instruction. Prayer and identity : out of the depths ; Prayer and identity : for I know my transgressions ; Prayer and activity : vengeance, catharsis, and compassion -- Instruction for profession and profession as instruction. Assurance : you are with me ; God's space and God's time -- Conclusion : the Psalms and Jesus Christ -- Appendix : the singing of the Psalms.

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