Book Review

Linda Phyllis Austern, Kari Boyd Mcbride, And David L. Orvis (eds), Psalms in the Early Modern World

Citation

Jackson Williams K (2014) Linda Phyllis Austern, Kari Boyd Mcbride, And David L. Orvis (eds), Psalms in the Early Modern World. Review of: Linda Phyllis Austern, Kari Boyd McBride, and David L. Orvis (eds), Psalms in the Early Modern World. Pp. xxiv + 385. Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate, 2011. (ISBN 978 1 4094 2282 2).. Notes and Queries, 61 (2), pp. 307-308. https://doi.org/10.1093/notesj/gju045

Abstract
First paragraph: According to its dust jacket, ‘Psalms in the Early Modern World is the first book to explore the use, interpretation, development, translation, and influence of the Psalms in the Atlantic world, 1400–1800’. As the editors observe, the Psalms were ubiquitous across early modern Europe and its colonies, part of a textual and aural tradition which lay at the foundations of religious experience. To explore so many aspects of such an all-encompassing tradition is a tall order—comparable, say, to writing a reception history of the Iliad or of the Pentateuch—and Psalms in the Early Modern World should be praised for what it has accomplished, though such praise should come with the recognition that it has only begun to map one small province of a much larger continent.

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Output Type: Book Review

Journal
Notes and Queries: Volume 61, Issue 2

StatusPublished
FundersUniversity of Oxford
Publication date30/06/2014
Publication date online30/04/2014
Date accepted by journal28/10/2013
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
ISSN0029-3970
eISSN1471-6941
Item discussedLinda Phyllis Austern, Kari Boyd McBride, and David L. Orvis (eds), Psalms in the Early Modern World. Pp. xxiv + 385. Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate, 2011. (ISBN 978 1 4094 2282 2).