Item description for The Psalms and the Problem of Evil by Rouben C. Cholakian...
An original examination of how the writers of the Hebrew Psalms dealt with the contradiction of a just God and His unjust world.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2000
Publisher Writers Club Press
ISBN 0595122663 ISBN13 9780595122660
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More About Rouben C. Cholakian
Cholakian holds a doctorate from Columbia University and was Burgess Professor of Romance Languages at Hamilton College.
Rouben C. Cholakian currently resides in New York, in the state of New York.
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A personal yet scholarly informed response to the Psalter Jan 22, 2002
The last line captures the force of this lovely volume well : "In short, it is not the psalmists' philosophical acumen but their ability to verbalize cruel and inscrutable pain that make [the Psalms] universally appealing." This is a heartfelt personal, yet scholarly informed, response to the Book of Psalms by a professor of literature, emeritus. It is well written, lively, forcefully argued and very accessible. It is marred only by the intrusion of an implicit Christian supersessionism that falsely and negatively caricatures the God and values of the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible).
A heartfelt personal & well informed response to the Psalms Jan 21, 2002
The last words of the book capture its line of argument well: "In short, it is not the psalmists' philosophical acumen but their ability to verbalize cruel and inscrutable pain that make them universally appealing." Cholakian, a professor of literature emeritus, gives an overview of scholarship on the Book of Psalms to support and enhance a personal and literary reading. Although marred by remnants of a latent Christian supersessionism, the book is very accessible, well written, and a serious grappling with the universal meaning and enduring relevance of the Psalms.