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On the Psalms, Volume I: Psalms 1–29

St. Augustine
Translated and Annotated by Dame Scholastica Hebgin and Dame Felicitas Corrigan, Benedictines of Stanbrook, England

Volume I of On the Psalms
No. 29 of Ancient Christian Writers: The Works of the Fathers in Translation

“Hans Urs von Balthasar, whose valuable Introductions to his Augustinus and Über die Psalmen have been extensively used here, has likened Augustine’s commentaries to a landscape too full of detail to be taken in at a glance. He aptly compares them to those mile-long Chinese scenic representations painted on strips which are never completely unrolled. The flow of the preacher’s words moves in leisurely, sometimes sluggish fashion, winding in and out of all the bends and caprices of the text. The frequently incomprehensible readings of the Old Latin Psalter are precisely those which reveal the commentator’s skill and surpassing beauty of thought. Patiently he follows the text verse by verse, interpreting, referring backwards and forwards, often wandering from the main theme in digressions which are not seldom the finest passages in the commentary. He never forces an external unity of form on his material. Both form and medium spring solely and naturally from the subject matter. The work itself is ever repeating the same themes, often in almost identical words. It sometimes gives an impression of looseness of construction, disorder, and abrupt transition. Yet what at first appears to the reader outwardly disconnected, presently with ever-increasing clarity is seen to fit together into a wonderful organic unity, that of the Church as seen through Augustine’s eyes.”


   Discourse on Psalm 1
   Discourse on Psalm 2
   Discourse on Psalm 3
   Discourse on Psalm 4
   Discourse on Psalm 5
   Discourse on Psalm 6
   Discourse on Psalm 7
   Discourse on Psalm 8
   Discourse on Psalm 9
   On the Second Part of Psalm 9
   Discourse on Psalm 10
   Discourse on Psalm 11
   Discourse on Psalm 12
   Discourse on Psalm 13
   Discourse on Psalm 14
   Discourse on Psalm 15
   Discourse on Psalm 16
   Discourse on Psalm 17
   First Discourse on Psalm 18
   Second Discourse on Psalm 18
   Discourse on Psalm 19
   Discourse on Psalm 20
   First Discourse on Psalm 21
   Second Discourse on Psalm 21
   Discourse on Psalm 22
   Discourse on Psalm 23
   Discourse on Psalm 24
   First Discourse on Psalm 25
   Second Discourse on Psalm 25
   First Discourse on Psalm 26
   Second Discourse on Psalm 26
   Discourse on Psalm 27
   Discourse on Psalm 28
   First Discourse on Psalm 29
   Second Discourse on Psalm 29
   1. Old and New Testament
   2. General Index

Item Number: BKPP227C
Publication Data: New York, NY/Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1960
Format: hardcover
Number of Pages: viii + 354
Dimensions (l × w × h): 22.2 cm × 14.6 cm × 2.9 cm
ISBN: 0‒8091‒0104‒1

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