The Psalms reverberate with joy, groan in pain, whimper with sadness, grumble in disappointment, rage with anger and have long served a vital role in the individual and corporate lives of Christians, expressing the full range of human emotions, including some that we are ashamed to admit.
The church fathers employed the Psalms widely. In liturgy they used them both as hymns and as Scripture readings. Within them they found pointers to Jesus both as Son of God and as Messiah. They also employed the Psalms widely as support for other New Testament teachings, as counsel on morals and as forms for prayer.
Especially noteworthy was their use of Psalms in the great doctrinal controversies. The Psalms were used to oppose subordinationism, modalism, Arianism, Apollinarianism, Nestorianism, Eutychianism and Monophysitism, among others. More than fifty church fathers are cited here from Ambrose to Zephyrinus.
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This was an excellent commentary on the Psalms, Chapters 51-50. The foundation of this volume is early Christian thought, based on the writings of the Church Fathers. The great men of faith used the Psalms to fight heresy in the early church and the editors share their thoughts here in the appropriate chapters.The Psalms are rich with treasures waiting to be uncovered and this book will help you do just that.Another one for your library!