LET THE PSALMS SPEAK by Charles L. Taylor


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All Christian churches have at least this in common, that the Psalms are regularly used as part of their services of public worship. But for many they are chiefly of antiquarian interest, a cherished link with the past which does not always relate to man's needs of the present. Dr. Charles L. Taylor, Executive Director of the American Association of Theological Schools, writes this unusually interesting and informative book to remind us that though the are ancient poetry, using imagery and thought forms different from , they are addressed to man's needs and reflect his haunting and agonizing questions as truly today as when they were first uttered. Dr. Taylor says of Psalm 51, for example, ""At every point the pesimist speaks to us of the 20th century, and of our plight with relevance never exceeded in more than 2000 years. In his description of sin and its power, the tyranny of a misused past, the psalmist, anticipates modern psychology."" Anyone, lay or , will be grateful for having this admirable book called to their attention, and much preaching thereafter may be expected from the clergy. Seabury Book for Advent.

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1961
Publisher: Seabury Press