Surrendering Retribution in the Psalms - PTS Responses to Violence in the Individual Complaints by David Firth and published by Paternoster.
In Surrendering Retribution in the Psalms, David Firth examines the ways in which the editors of the Psalms have provided a model of prayer and the surrender of the right of retribution to Yahweh as the appropriate way to respond to violence. This study breaks fresh ground on the question of the ways in which the book of Psalms offers instruction.
This introduction to the complaint Psalms is then applied to the context of South Africa where Firth was working as a missionary when he wrote the original thesis. In this way, the continuing missiological significance of these Psalms is also explored.