Reflections on the Psalms ( Réflexions sur les Psaumes)
“In this book, I am an amateur addressing other amateurs, speaking of difficulties I encountered, or insights I received while reading the Psalms, with the hope that this may interest, and sometimes even help, other inexperienced readers. »
These are indeed personal reflections on the psalms, and not commentaries or a theological study that C.S. Lewis offers us here. He approaches these great poems of the Bible from three different angles: the Jewish religion of the Old Testament, which is at the origin of them; the time of Christ, which gives them new meaning, and our daily experience in the contemporary world.
The remarks of this great defender of Christianity are always an expression of genuine, but unconventional, faith. Refusing to sidestep awkward passages, Lewis sheds light not only on the psalms under discussion, but also on our own failings, on the shadows of our humanity.
In his generous and flawlessly coherent style, Lewis is above all driven by the desire to share with us the wonder and joy he experiences when reading the Psalms.
Original title : Reflections on the Psalms
Author : CS Lewis
Publisher : Éditions Raphaël
Publication : September 1999
ISBN : 9782884170239
Pages : 218
Dimensions : 12 x 21 cm
Weight : 260 g
Format : paperback