Runways to God: The Psalms As Prayer

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The author's purpose here is to serve the reader with something pertinent to prayer, as it rises from each Psalm. The pattern of this commentary is simple. First, each Psalm is presented in its Old Testament framework of origin, literal meaning, and purpose, with a minimum of space given to its classification and the interesting points that fill other commentaries. Second, the commentary interprets this literal reality (including the difficult parts of the Psalms) in the light of Christ and the New Testament. The entire Old Testament prepares for Him and His Kingdom. Therefore to seek the fulfillment sense is not a minimum law (applicable to a few verses), but a maximum one (Cardinal Newman). The Psalms are forward-looking; they speak about Christ. The search for this final sense of the Psalms has occupied the Church in every generation; it must engage our best efforts in comparing one spiritual world with another, with the help of God, who is Author of both. [From the Preface]

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