God in the Dock

God in the Dock

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This book examines the dialogic structure of biblical psalms of lament. Observations about voicing are developed out of the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, and are utilized to reevaluate the theological expression of lament psalms as well as components of Israel's rhetorical relationship with its deity. What emerges is a theology that gives voice to the tension that existed between faith in a god who practices flawless qhesed, q or covenantal loyalty, and the experience of God's failure to uphold his side of the bargain.Still, in these psalms, the excessive use of such terms as D5100, P13, etc. determines the course of theological inquiry and compels the priority of a#39;judgea#39; over the other terms. In multi-voiced psalms, the DV describes YHWH as judge in eitheranbsp;...

Title:God in the Dock
Author:Carleen Mandolfo
Publisher:A&C Black - 2003-01-01


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