'… highly engaging … will be warmly received by anyone interested in the reception and cultural impact of the Bible.' Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
'Hamlin's book is a valuable first step in the scholarly study of the relationship between psalms and canonical literary culture, and its thoroughness as well as its attention to the formal publication qualities of early modern devotional language are exemplary …' Reformation
'… good-natured … study of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century psalm translations into English.' MLR
Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature examines the powerful influence of the biblical Psalms on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature. It explores the imaginative, beautiful, ingenious and sometimes ludicrous and improbable ways in which the Psalms were 'translated' from ancient Israel to Renaissance and Reformation England.