99 Psalms

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99 Psalms

Psalms SAID s Psalms are poems of praise and lament of questioning and wondering In the tradition of the Hebrew psalmist they find their voice in exile in this case one that is both existential and geo

  • Title: 99 Psalms
  • Author: Said Mark S. Burrows
  • ISBN: 9781612612942
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback
  • SAID s 99 Psalms are poems of praise and lament, of questioning and wondering In the tradition of the Hebrew psalmist, they find their voice in exile, in this case one that is both existential and geographical His decision to include 99 in this collection recalls the ancient Muslim tradition that ascribes 99 names to Allah, though the lord whom this psalmist addresses SAID s 99 Psalms are poems of praise and lament, of questioning and wondering In the tradition of the Hebrew psalmist, they find their voice in exile, in this case one that is both existential and geographical His decision to include 99 in this collection recalls the ancient Muslim tradition that ascribes 99 names to Allah, though the lord whom this psalmist addresses is not bounded by this or any other religious tradition As psalms that turn to the lord with a lover s vulnerability, they avoid every trace of sentimentality Rather, they seek to open us to the mystery of human life, warning us of the difficulties we face in our attempts to live peaceably together in the midst of our differences These are prayers for passionate seekers and confounded believers alike, Muslim, Jewish or Christian Taut lined cries to God evoke the Hebrew psalms, yet their voice is from our world speaking fiercely to what our current world forces upon us the pierced and anguished heart in exile, wrestling Jacob like with God while taking human flesh seriously to call our religious clich s into account I know of no other prayer collection that propels us to such intimacy with the absence and presence of God Don E Saliers, Wm R Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship, Emory University

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    1. Deb on said:

      just notified on 4-25 that I have won a copy - as of 4-25 waiting to receive and review!5-1 received my book and will start reading tonight!I'm sorry maybe it's just me, but I couldn't get anything out of theseI just couldn't relate or find meaning. there was no clear lesson, they didn't rhyme.I was very disappointed, so I will be donating this to my library.I am not sorry to have received the free copy to review, but I am sorry to have to say that I cannot recommend it to anyone. This is just m [...]

    2. Robert D. Cornwall on said:

      99 Psalms written by SAID, an Iranian born and raised poet who has spent most of his life living in exile in Germany. Like the Biblical Psalms these are poem/prayers/hymns that are deeply personal and yet can be expressive of the reader's own sense of the divine. The number 99 is rooted in the Islamic understanding that God has ninety-nine names, the last being hidden and thus unknown. The poems, originally written in German and now rendered in English by Mark Burroughs,address god (all words in [...]

    3. James on said:

      A collection of 99 prayer-poems by Iranian German Poet with an introduction and critical essay (as an afterword) from translator Mark Burrows. Like the biblical psalms, there is a range of emotion and very honest and raw language, rife with religious allusions.

    4. George Donigian on said:

      Powerful poetic expressions that pray from the depth of human experience

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