Title: “Hear, O My People and I Will Speak”: The Lament of the ‘Unsilent’ God of Psalm 50
Authors: Ibita, Maricel #
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Dominican Province of the Philippines
Series Title: Justitia vol:11 pages:27-56
Abstract: The Book of the Psalms contain the praises, thanksgiving and the laments addressed to God by Israel as individuals and as a community. It is quite seldom, however, that we hear the voice of God in a "direct discourse" in the Psalms, much more in a “lament.” Psalm 50 compels us to listen to the lament of this “Unsilent” God (50:3). This work considers Psalm 50 as a lament of God, or a "second opinion" to disorientation (Walter Brueggemann). By employing the theory of intensification and narrativity in the parallel versets of the Psalm (Robert Alter), this study delves into the central message of Psalm 50, the how and what of God's lament, the characterization of God in the Psalm, and the challenges that this reading pose to contemporary believers.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: WP
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
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