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YHWH's absence or hostility as two main motifs of suffering and protest in lament psalms: A Theo-dramatic appraoch

Lucaci, Bujorel (2012) YHWH's absence or hostility as two main motifs of suffering and protest in lament psalms: A Theo-dramatic appraoch. Master of Arts (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    This thesis seeks to develop a new method of interpretation for lament psalms and to apply it to Psalms 13, 22, 44, 88. The new method is called Theo-dramatic approach. This method recognizes lament psalms as dialogical prayers, (multivoicing) which describe the drama of suffering experienced by the psalmists. The Theo-dramatic approach is an imaginative method of interpretation. The most important elements are: the script, the theatre and the performance. The actors are:
    God, the supplicant, the enemy, the community.
    Script: lament Psalms: 13, 22, 44, and 88, were chosen because they demonstrate much of the vocabulary of the absence or hostility of God.
    Theatre: the public space provided by the covenant relationship between God and pray-er.
    Performance: the dramatized grief and pain of the psalmist, caused by the hostility or absence of God.

    Item Type: Theses (Master of Arts (minor thesis))
    Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
    Keywords (separated by commas): lament psalms, YHWH, drama, psalm 13, psalm 22, psalm 44, psalm 88, absence or hostility of God, covenant relationship
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): B - Old Testament
    Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
    Depositing User: Cate Headey
    Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 12:13
    Last Modified: 21 May 2012 12:13
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1087

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