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date: 15 October 2019

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The Psalter has long been used as a resource for preaching. Preaching on the psalms dates back to the time of Augustine and John Calvin, both of whom loved to preach on the Psalms. Preaching on the Psalter offers virtually endless creative possibilities, yet some liturgical and homiletical scholars have argued that the Psalms are not suitable as sermon texts and thus should not be preached, but instead prayed and sung. There are many interpretive strategies and exegetical approaches at the disposal of the preacher, including parallelism, clusters of types (or genres), movement, mood, images, and theological themes.

Keywords: Psalter, preaching, Psalms, sermon, parallelism, movement, mood, images

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