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Expositions of the Psalms Vol. 5 Ps 99-120 - Study Edition

Translation and notes by Maria Boulding, OSB, Boniface Ramsey, editor
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SKU 978-1-56548-196-1
ISBN Number: 978-1-56548-196-1
Page Count: 558
Format: Paperback
The prophetic character of the psalms - Augustine’s fundamental conviction is that the psalms represent a prophecy of the new covenant, and only acquire their true and full meaning at this level of understanding: “Let this be written for another generation" Ps. 101.

Fifth 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. They 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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"Newly translated by Maria Boulding, O.S.B., whose masterful translation of Augustine's Confessions in the same series has been praised as being of a different level of excellence from practically anything else in the market."

Bishop Rowan Williams
Monmouth, England

"As the psalms reflect the history of the people of Israel, the theology and spirituality of the Old Covenant, and a treasury of human experience expressed in prayer, so too does the work of expounding the psalms summarize the experiences of Augustine's personal life, his theological reflections, and his pastoral concerns as a bishop... Sister Maria Boulding has made a masterful new translation of the Expositons with helpful critical notes."

H. Warren Willis
Catholic Library World

“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"

About the Author

Augustine of Hippo is one of the greatest thinkers and writers in the Western world. After he became Christian he was made bishop of Hippo in Africa where he was very influential in civil and church affairs. With more than 113 books, 200 letters and 500 sermons, he has left a lasting impact on Western philosophy and culture. His classic and best-selling works include the Confessions, The Trinity, The City of God, and Teaching Christianity.


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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Price $44.95
Language English
Publication Date Oct 31, 2003
Author Saint Augustine
Format Paperback
Individual/Set Individual
Page Count 558