Advance Praise: “Walter Brueggemann and Bill Bellinger form an impressive team. Both are outstanding interpreters of the Psalms, and together they have produced a commentary that is clear in structure and lucid in style, up to date in scholarship and astute in application – indeed, a compelling introduction for anyone seeking to appreciate the Psalms in their ancient and contemporary settings.” – Susan Gillingham, Worcester College, University of Oxford
“Brueggemann and Bellinger provide a powerfully versatile presentation of the Psalms for students and scholars alike. Their commentary deftly covers the classical issues of scholarship and at the same time ‘bridges the horizons’ of the ancient text and the contemporary reader. Levinas and Calvin, Moltmann and Martin Luther King, Niebuhr and Niebuhr, and so many more are brought into conversation with the ancient words of lament and praise. The result is feasting on the psalmic word.” – William P. Brown, Columbia Theological Seminary
“This superb commentary is exactly what one would expect from two of the leading Psalms scholars in the world – excellence! Drawing on the full range of traditional and more recent methods and perspectives, Brueggemann and Bellinger’s comments are always theologically insightful, and they consistently engage contemporary issues such as globalization, consumerism, human rights, and religious chauvinism.” – J. Clinton McCann, Jr., Eden Theological Seminary
Introduces the book of Psalms and provides an exposition of each psalm with attention to genre, liturgical connections, societal issues and the psalm's place in the book of Psalms as a whole. Treatments of the psalms help readers interact with the psalm and emphasize matters of worship, theology and society.