From the Spring, 1994 issue of Touchstone
Is <title>Christology & the Psalter by Patrick Henry Reardon

Christology & the Psalter

How “Inclusive Language” Emasculates the Psalms

by Patrick Henry Reardon

The lovely title of a recent book summarizes my simple thesis in the following reflections. It is called Psalter for the Christian People, a name suggesting that the Psalms have a necessary and important place in Christian thought and worship. Indeed, such has been the persuasion of the Church from the very beginning. The New Testament tells us to address one another with psalms (Ephesians 5:19), to teach and admonish one another with them (Colossians 3:16), and to sing them (James 5:13). After the Lord’s Ascension the believers turned immediately to the Book of Psalms for guidance. The Church’s first canonical act, choosi . . .


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