Seeing the Psalms: A Theology of Metaphor

Seeing the Psalms: A Theology of Metaphor


By (author) William P. Brown

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  • Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 190 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 20mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Louisville
  • ISBN 10: 0664225020
  • ISBN 13: 9780664225025
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 1 black & white illustration
  • Sales rank: 302,243

Product description

William Brown introduces a new method of exegesis, particularly for biblical poetry, that attends to the metaphorical contours of the Psalms. His method as proposed and demonstrated in this book supplements traditional ways of interpreting the Psalms and results in a fresh understanding of their original context and contemporary significance.

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Author information

William P. Brown is Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is the author a number of books including Character in Crisis: A Fresh Approach to the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament and Seeing the Psalms: A Theology of Metaphor.