God in the Dock
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 234
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
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 "hesed," or covenantal loyalty, and the experience of God's failure to uphold his side of the bargain.
'Her attention to the shift in voice in the lament of psalms can only be welcome...most rewarding'--Sanford Lakoff "European Journal Of Theology "