At a glance:
- Author: Girolamo Savonarola
- First Published: 1498
- Genres: Nonfiction, Religion and spirituality, Meditation
- Subjects: Sin or Original sin, Religion, Guilt, Despair, Hope, God, Christianity, Death or dying, Faith, Afterlife, Martyrs or martyrdom, Meditation, Prayers
Written during Girolamo Savonarola’s final weeks in his Florentine prison, a term that would end with his fiery execution, these Psalm meditations, originally written in Latin, are his most-read works. He wrote these works after being tortured and signing a confession that recanted his faith, then regretting his weak will in the face of torture. His meditation on Psalm 51 is complete and offered in the form of a highly personal prayer to God who alone can provide hope as Savonarola faces his many enemies. His incomplete meditation on Psalm 31 presents only the first...
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