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Lyrics of Lament: From Tragedy to Transformation
Lee, Nancy C.

Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress, 2010 pp. xi + 256. $26.00


Description: In a world torn by division, violence, and deprivation, there are to be found largely forgotten laments, by singers, poets, and musicians across cultural and religious traditions, composers who have helped process suffering, justice, and healing. This volume surveys historic and comtemoporary examples and practices of lament from around the world, from the Abrahamic faiths, scriptures, liturgies, and from popular music. Offering hope for humanity, constructive lament singers creatively tap into the Transcendent, voice commonly held values, and empower individuals, communities, nations, and the world to move to a higher plain, to places of justice, reconciliation, unity, joy, and peace.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Writings, Lamentations, Literature

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Review by Ulrich Berges
Published 12/21/2012
Citation: Ulrich Berges, review of Nancy C. Lee, Lyrics of Lament: From Tragedy to Transformation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


Review by Leonard Mare
Published 12/21/2012
Citation: Leonard Mare, review of Nancy C. Lee, Lyrics of Lament: From Tragedy to Transformation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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