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Expositions of the Psalms Vol. 3 Ps 51-72 - Library Edition
Translation and notes by Maria Boulding, OSB, John E. Rotelle, OSA, editor

St. Augustine (about)

As the psalms are a microcosm of the Old Testament, so the Expositions of the Psalms can be seen as a microcosm of Augustinian thought.

Casebound; 518 pages; 2001

ISBN: 978-1-56548-156-5

About this Book

Third volume of the long-awaited translation of one of Augustine's classics and a great work in Christian literature.

As the psalms are a microcosm of the Old Testament, so the Expositions of the Psalms can be seen as a microcosm of Augustinian thought. In the Book of Psalms are to be found the history of the people of Israel, the theology and spirituality of the Old Covenant, and a treasury of human experience expressed in prayer and poetry. So too does the work of expounding the psalms recapitulate and focus the experiences of Augustine's personal life, his theological reflections and his pastoral concerns as Bishop of Hippo.

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Expositions of the Psalms Vol. 3 Ps 51-72 - Library Edition

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“Maria Boulding’s new translation of Saint Augustine’s magnificent Expositions of the Psalms is cause for celebration. Not only are the wraps taken off this least known of Augustine’s major works, we are accompanied by a penetrating scholarly text. Every student of early Christian thought and spirituality will be grateful to have at last such open access to this crucial work.”

Dr. Michael Cameron
Scholar of Early Christianity

“Sister Maria Boulding's fine translation fills a long existing vacuum among the translated works of Augustine available to contemporary readers. Her clear and attractive translation presents Augustine's expression of his own spirituality, which necessarily entails his most valuable theological insights.”

Mary T. Clark, RSCJ
Author of Augustine in the "Outstanding Christian Thinkers Series"

Author Info

Augustine of Hippo (354-430) is one of the greatest thinkers and writers of the Western world. After he converted to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo in North Africa, where he was influential in civil and church affairs. His writings have had a lasting impact on Western philosophy and culture.

ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR

Maria Boulding (1929-2009) was born in Wimbledon in south London in 1929. She spent 62 of her 80 years as a much-valued member of Stanbrook Abbey, a community of enclosed Benedictine nuns. She translated St. Augustine's Confessions (1997) and his Expositions of the Psalms in several volumes (2000-2004), to much acclaim. She is the author of Marked for Life: Prayer in the Easter Christ; The Coming of God; and Gateway to Hope: An Exploration of Failure. She served on the advisory board for the series Works of Saint Augustine, A Translation for the 21st Century.

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