Dr. Daniel Owens received his doctorate from Wheaton College in 2012 under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Block. Hassell Bullock and M. Daniel Carroll also served on his committee. Now he joins a long and growing list of Wheaton PhD alumni who have published their dissertations. Watch for his contribution in the next month—Portraits of the Righteous in the Psalms: An Exploration of the Ethics of Book I (Pickwick, 2013).
Here’s an abstract of the book:
What have the Psalms to do with ethics? Readers prize the Psalter for its richly theological prayers, but into these prayers are woven a variety of ethical issues. This book explores the ethics of the Psalter by examining the four portraits of the righteous person that punctuate Book I (namely, Psalms 15, 24, 34, and 37). It begins by studying these psalms as individual compositions and then employs both the canonical approach and dialogic criticism to identify the complex relationship between the portraits’ vision of the righteous life and its outcome. Does the righteous person enjoy security and the good life? The answer may be surprising, but joining the psalmist on the rocky path of the interface of faith and experience is certain to prove a formative experience.
Congratulations, Dr. Owens!