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ABOUT THIS ITEM
“THANK you so much for your gift of Mr. Neale’s first volume of his commentary on the Psalms. You have enriched the Church by having this work reprinted.” – His Grace, the Right Reverend Bishop Basil (Essey), Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America
“John Mason Neale (1818-1866) was an Anglo-Catholic lover of the ancient Church, a pioneer of authentic ecumenism, hymn writer and translator, biblical and patristic scholar. His commentary on the Psalter was an outgrowth of all these commitments, laying before the reader (as Neale put it) the ‘mystical interpretation of Scripture’ which he felt had been the rule of the Catholic Church through the ages, but had fallen into neglect in his own time. By ‘mystical,’ read ‘thoroughly Christological’ : Neale was concerned to show that the Psalter’s constant referent was our Lord. This important reprint of an extremely rare example of Neale’s extant work gives us access not only to a prodigious work of scholarship, but to a deeper, traditional approach to the Psalms.” –From a review by Eighth Day Books.