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Eerlik met God in die krisisuur

By H. Olivier and P. Swanepoel

Abstract

The quintessence of the hypothesis stated in this article is that the genre of penitential psalms requires a finer definition. This would ensure a clearer disclosure of theological abundance within the literature of the book of Psalms and contribute to our understanding of human suffering. Two categories are distinguished in the penitential psalms, namely the <em>non-God-lament psalms</em> which still bring praise to God and the <em>God-lament psalms</em>. In the <em>God-lament psalms</em> a protest is entered against God and He is approached as an aloof bystander or an active antagonist. Simultaneously, however, the complaint is issued from within the relationship of trust the poet has in Yahweh by virtue of the covenan

Topics: Practical Theology, BV1-5099, Practical religion. The Christian life, BV4485-5099
Publisher: AOSIS
Year: 1997
DOI identifier: 10.4102/ids.v31i3.1608
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:f579ecba897346e48270be0ff7643119
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