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Meditations of the Heart: The Psalms in Early Christian Thought and Practice : Essays in Honour of Andrew Louth

edited by Andreas Andreopoulos, Augustine Casiday, Carol Harrison
Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, c2011.
Studia traditionis theologiae
9782503534336 (pbk.), 2503534333 (pbk.)
The Psalms are one of the most important biblical texts in Patristic exegesis, commentary, preaching, liturgical practice and theological reflection. Their language and imagery is all-pervasive; they were not only interpreted by the fathers but a good deal of Patristic exegetical practice actually evolved from engagement with them; they directly informed Christological and Ecclesiological reflection; were central to early monasticism; inspired early Christian poetry and provided material for liturgical chant, prayers, hymns and penitential or doxological expression. This volume of essays on the Psalms in Early Christian Thought and Practice is offered with profound gratitude, admiration and respect by colleagues and friends of Professor Andrew Louth FBA, to honour his long and immensely distinguished career as priest, teacher and prolific author in almost every aspect of Greek and Latin Patristics.
  • Andrew Louth / John Behr
  • Voice of Christ in the Psalms / Richard Price
  • Christological exegesis of Psalm 45 / Rowan Williams
  • On the fearfulness of forgiveness : Psalm 130:4 and its theological implications / Sarah Coakley
  • "Forgive us ... as we forgive" : forgiveness in the Psalms and the Lord's prayer / Kallistos Ware
  • Sex and transmission of sin : patristic exegesis of Psalm 50:5 (LXX) / Adam G. Cooper
  • Origen's use of the Psalms in the treatise On first principles / John A. McGuckin
  • Psalmody, confession and temporality / Mihail Neamtu
  • Saint Jerome, Jewish learning, and the symbolism of the number eight / Robert Hayward
  • Psallite sapienter : Augustine on psalmody / Gillian Clark
  • Discourses on the poor in the Psalms : Augustine's Ennarationes in Psalmos / Pauline Allen, Bronwen Neil
  • Enchanting the soul : Music of the Psalms / Carol Harrison
  • "The sweetest music that falls upon the ear" : translating and interpreting the Psalter in Christian Andalucia / Augustine Casiday
  • "Gods" of Psalm 81 (82) in the Hesychast debates / Norman Russell
  • Allegory and rhetoric in Erasmus' expositions on the Psalms / Carolinne White
  • Elder Aimilianos on the Psalter and the revival of melodious psalmody at Simonopetra / Dimitri Conomos.
xiii, 301 p. : port., music ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Studia traditionis theologiae ; 8
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