The Green Psalter Hardback

Resources for an ecological spirituality

by Arthur Walker-Jones

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The Green Psalter

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Concern for the earth and biblical faith have had an uneasy relationship: ecological theologians have often cited biblical themes of dominion or "mastery" over the land as contributing to our present environmental crisis. Walker-Jones explores Psalm genres and important metaphors in the Psalms for earth, the environment, and living things, while tracing their influence in contemporary culture, for example in recent films. He shows that the Psalms, like the earth that is our home — can be dangerous but also provide wonderful resources for life.

1. "Like a Tree Planted": Wisdom and Torah Psalms
2. "God, My Rock": Individual Laments
3. Making Peace with Leviathan: Community Laments
4. Creation and Its Importance
5. Hymns and Liberation
6. Let Earth Rejoice: Ecojustice in Hymns

“A deep reflection on the Psalms, one that compels the reader to see the creation as God’s handiwork and justice as our way in it.” Patrick D Miller, Professor of Old Testament Theology Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary

Arthur Walker-Jones is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Winnipeg and co-chair of the Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies Section of the SBL.

The Green Psalter by Arthur Walker-Jones was published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers in March 2009 and is our 59428th best seller. The ISBN for The Green Psalter is 9780800663025.

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Details for The Green Psalter

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherAugsburg Fortress Publishers (March 2009)
Number of Pages320
Thickness11 mm
Height227 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1251239
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