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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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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: 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
Subjects: B - Old Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Users 2 not found.
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 02:13
Last Modified: 21 May 2012 02:13
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1087

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