The long anticipated new (fourth) edition of Songs of Zion by Michael Bushell is now available here in softcover and here in hardback. The website also provides a preview of the book. This is a wonderful contemporary treatment of the debate over Psalm singing. Bushell covers almost everything from history to exegetical issues.
Here is the product information:
Copyright: Michael Bushell (Standard Copyright License)
Edition: Fourth Edition
Published: May 23, 2011
Binding; Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink: Black & white
Dimensions (inches): 6.0 wide × 9.0 tall
I am looking forward to seeing what had been added to this new edition. Let us hear your thoughts.
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Do they have a Kindle version for this? That would be very helpful for some one like me who’s from India.
I have heard of this book before. But i would like to know a bit about the Author. Who is Michael Bushell? To which denomination does he belong to? Is he a Scholar in this area? Please let me know about these questions and any other information which may be relevant.
According to Andrew Myers back in 2007, Bushell was a member of the PCA. I don’t know if things have changed or not, but I have a feeling Mr. Myers can answer those questions you asked: http://www.virginiahuguenot.blogspot.com/
Here a section of an interview of Mr. Bushell found here:
“Bible Software Review: By way of an introduction, please give us any personal information you’d like to share with our readers.
Michael Bushell: My name is Michael Bushell. I am the owner and lead programmer for BibleWorks. I became a Christian while in Grad School studying physics back in Texas. That was some 35 years ago. After grad school I went to seminary (Covenant Seminary in St. Louis and Westminster in Philadelphia). I eventually settled in a job working in nuclear weapons effects for the DoD in the Washington, D.C. area. I was there some 18 years, until about 6 years ago when I left that job to devote myself full time to BibleWorks. I am currently in the Presbyterian Church in America, though most of my Christian experience was in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.”
I am looking forward to getting my copy of the new edition. I think it is the best overall and comprehensive book on the subject.
Got my copy yesterday. I wish I had time to dig into it but it will have to wait for a while. Too many projects!
The book leaves me wanting the evidence that Bushell states but doesn’t prove or document through footnotes. I will update if I change my mind.