I just started reading N.T. Wright’s The Case for the Psalms. Wright is a leading New Testament scholar, and I suppose it is obligatory to say that no one can write as much as he does without saying things that are controversial (i.e. his views on justification). But who can disagree with this wonderful description of the psalms:
For Wright, using the psalms is not about pulling them into our world in an attempt to make them more relevant. Rather, the goal is for us to find our way into their world and begin to see things through their perspective:
And for those who like their theology with a cheeky illustration here and there, it is hard not to enjoy Wright’s prose:
If, like me, you didn’t know anything about the view from Table Mountain in Cape Town, click here.