book will enrich all who love the psalms, especially psalmists and cantors,
proclaimers of the Word and other liturgical ministers, Scripture sharing
groups, and ministers of care.
scholar Dianne Bergant, CSA takes us inside the psalms, helping us
see how and why they serve the liturgy so well, giving the assembly a voice in
their communal encounter with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit at every
celebration. Grounding her exploration of the psalms in Pope Benedict's
Apostolic Exhortation, Verbum Domini,
she goes on to explain the theology the psalms for the ancient people of
Israel, the theology they express for Christians of our time, their role in the
Mass, in the sacraments, in the Liturgy of the Hours, in noneucharistic
liturgies, and in our individual spiritual practices, such as Lectio divina.
Dianne Bergant, a sister of the
Congregation of Sisters of Saint Agnes, is the Carroll Stuhlmueller,
C.P.,Distinguished Professor Emerita of Old Testament Studies at Catholic
Theological Union in Chicago. She holds a PhD in Biblical Languages and
Literature from St. Louis University, has served in the leadership of numerous
academic Scripture associations, and is the author of many articles, chapters,
and books, including: A New Heaven, A
New Earth (Orbis Books, 2016), Genesis:
In the Beginning (Liturgical Press, 2013), A
Word for Every Season (B,C,A) (Paulist Press, 2008/2009/2010), Scripture (Engaging Theology: Catholic
Perspectives) (Liturgical Press, 2008, and Israel
Story (Part I and II), (Liturgical Press, 2006/2007), to name only a few.