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History, justice, and the agency of God : a hermeneutical and exegetical investigation on Isaiah and Psalms / by Christoph O. Schroeder.

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Subject: Bible. Psalms, III-VII > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Isaiah, I-VI > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Jesaja (Buch) 6,9-10.
Psalmen 3-7.
History > Biblical teaching.
Providence and government of God > Biblical teaching.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 1417536780
  • ISBN: 9781417536788
  • ISBN: 9789004119918
  • ISBN: 9004119914
  • ISBN: 9786610464562
  • ISBN: 6610464561
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 236 pages).
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2001.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-229) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface -- Abbreviations -- PART ONE: GOD'S AGENCY IN HISTORY: THE HERMENEUTICAL PROBLEM AND ISAIAH'S PROPHETIC VIEW OF HISTORY -- 1. JUSTICE, HARMONY, AND POWER: THREE DIFFERENT CULTURAL EXPERIENCES OF HISTORY -- 1.1 God's Agency in Creation and History -- 1.2 Greek Historiography and its Understanding of the Universality of History -- 1.3 The Biblical Notion of the Universality of History and the Reality of the Divine Council -- 1.4 Justice and the Agency of God -- 1.5 Conclusion -- 1.6 History as the Sequence of Facts in the Causal Continuum.
1.7 Thesis: The Realistic Dimension of Biblical Experiences of History -- 1.8 Outline of the Investigation -- 2. THE ECLIPSE OF THE BIBLICAL EXPERIENCE OF HISTORY -- 2.1 The Romantic View of the Biblical Notion of History -- 2.2 The Construers of History as Its Lone Agents -- 2.3 History and Kerygma: Israel's Ongoing Actualization of Its Foundational History -- 2.4 Conclusion: The Limitedness of the Modern Concept of History.
3. TOWARD REGAINING THE UNIVERSAL DIMENSION OF HISTORY. ISAIAH'S PROPHETIC VIEW OF HISTORY: THE PEOPLE'S VIOLATION OF THE TORAH, THE COMING OF THE ASSYRIANS, AND THE ""STRANGE WORK"" OF YHWH -- 3.1 Recapitulation: Toward Regaining the Universal Dimension of History -- 3.2 The Prophetic View of History: Hermeneutical Considerations -- 3.3 History as Trial (Isaiah 1-4) -- 3.4 The People's Violation of Justice and Righteousness (Isaiah 5) -- 3.5 Isaiah's Vision of the Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 6) -- 3.6 Isaiah's Prophetic Commission and YHWH's ""Strange Work""
3.7 Outlook: Isaiah's Role in the Unfolding of History -- 3.8 Intermediate Reflection: YHWH's Acting Against Evil -- PART TWO: GOD'S AGENCY IN RESPONSE TO PRAYERS: THE PSALMIST'S CHANGE OF MOOD IN PSALMS 3, 6, AND 7 -- 4. DIVINE ACTING AND THE PSALMIST'S CHANGE OF MOOD FROM LAMENT TO JOY IN PSALMS 3 AND 6 -- 4.1 Introduction: How Does the Psalmist's Change of Mood from Lament to Joy Occur? -- 4.2 Methodological Issues -- 4.3 The Cultically Mediated Oracle of Salvation -- 4.4 The Temple-Theological Dynamic of Divine Absence and Presence -- 4.5 Critique -- 4.6 The Psalmist's Dream-Oracle in Ps 3:6.
4.7 The Petitioner's Change of Mood from Lament to Joy in Ps 6:9-11 -- 5. PSALM 7: THE PETITIONER'S APPEAL TO YHWH, THE JUDGE, AT DAWN -- 5.1 YHWH's Acting as Judge in the Individual Complaint Psalms -- 5.2 Psalm 7: The Psalmist's Appeal at Dawn to YHWH, the Universal Judge in the Heavenly Height -- 6. THE THEORY OF THE JUDICIAL ORDEAL AT THE JERUSALEM TEMPLE -- 6.1 The Cultic-Institutional Hypothesis -- 6.2 Critique: The Hypothetical Character of the Cultic Institution -- 6.3 YHWH's Acting as Judge in the Individual Complaint Psalms -- 6.4 Conclusion.
Summary: The central thesis of this volume is that the biblical view of divine agency in creation and history is realistic. History unfolds according to how human society relates to the sphere of power that is beyond it. Next to the hermeneutical discussion this is demonstrated exegetically by analyzing texts from Isaiah and Psalms: 1. In Isa 6:9-10 the prophet recieves the commission to proclaim and to anticipate YHWH's ""strange work"" in response to the people's violation of the torah. 2 The psalmist's change of mood in Psalms 3, 6, and 7 is caused by the acting of YHWH, the creator, with the psalmi.
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