In the Shadow of Your Wings coments on select Bible passages, explaining their meaning and how they can be applied to the current scene. The books of Psalms, Joshua, Luke, Jeremiah, and others are included. In the eighth chapter of this book Lohfink interprets Psalm 36, the inspiration for the title "In the Shadow of Your Wings," which focuses on a movement from a mysticism of human introspection to a mysticism of the presence of God in the world and society, In this collection of essays Lohfink suggests that righteousness from rescue, rescue in the place of praise and adoration - the themes of Psalm 36 - are the context to which the Bible, the basis of the lives of Jews and Christians belongs.
Norbert Lohfink SJ taught at the Jesuit Theology School in Frankfurt; he was also a regular faculty member at the Biblicum and is a past memeber of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. He is the author of The God of Israel and the Nations.