Soong-Chan Rah's prophetic exposition of the book of Lamentations provides a biblical and theological lens for examining the church's relationship with a suffering world.
Author: Soong-Chan Rah
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
The American church avoids lament but lament is a missing, essential component of Christian faith. Soong-Chan Rah's prophetic exposition of the book of Lamentations provides a biblical and theological lens for examining the church's relationship with a suffering world. Hear the prophet's lament as the necessary corrective for Christianity's future.
4 Conclusion There are no strong arguments against Jeremias ' s conclusions
about the genuinely prophetic nature of Psalm 75 . The exact liturgical process in
which it played a part can be debated ( i . e . , is it prophetic lament liturgy or ...
Author: John W. Hilber
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Doubts about the contribution of cult-prophetic speech to psalmody remain in debate. Psalms containing first-person divine speech exhibit numerous features and suggest life settings that conform to actual prophetic speech. Alternative explanations lack comparable examples external to psalms. On the other hand, Assyrian cultic prophecies parallel the characteristics of prophetic speech found in psalms. The Assyrian sources support possible composition and performance scenarios that overcome objections raised against the compatibility of genuine prophecy with psalmody. A model of cultic prophecy remains the best explanation for the origin of psalms containing first-person divine speech.
Rah, Prophetic Lament, 22. 82. Brueggemann, “Costly Loss of Lament,” 57–71;
Suderman, “Cost of Losing Lament,” 201–17. 83. Moll, “Letting Grief Come to
Church.” 84. Moll, “Letting Grief Come to Church.” 85. Rah, Prophetic Lament, 22
Author: Rebekah Eklund
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In a faith focused on resurrection hope, patient endurance, and victory in Christ, is there any room for pain, doubt, and anger? In Scripture, lament is the prayer that makes that room. Not only is lament one of the most common forms of prayer in the Old Testament, it's also woven deeply into the fabric of the New Testament and the Christian way. Lament is the cry for all those who ache over the way things are but aren't content to let them stay that way. It's the prayer for all the ways that the kingdom has not yet come, in the hope that God's justice and peace will prevail--someday.
With an Introduction to Prophetic Literature Marvin Alan Sweeney ... As noted
above, the structure of this text falls into two basic parts: the prophetic LAMENT
over the destruction of Moab in 15:1b-16:12, and the SUMMARY- APPRAISAL in
Author: Marvin Alan Sweeney
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Sweeney's work on the first 39 chapters of the Book of Isaiah is part of The Forms of the Old Testament Literature series which aims to present, according to a standard outline and methodology, a form-critical analysis of every book and each unit in the Old Testament.
... is a good thing, a necessary thing. I recently completed a commentary on the
book of Lamentations called Prophetic Lament.1 I worked about five years on this
project, and I am expecting to sell about four books. There is not a huge demand
Author: Klyne Snodgrass
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Contents Announcement of the 2016 Symposium Abbreviations Introduction Klyne Snodgrass North Park Theological Seminary Faculty Statement on Racism "Racial Realism" in Biblical Interpretation and Theological Anthropology: A Systematic-Theological Evaluation of Recent Accounts Elizabeth Y. Sung Response to Sung Valerie Landfair Reimagining Koinonia: Confronting the Legacy and Logic of Racism by Reinterpreting Paul's Letter to Philemon Lewis Brogdon Response to Brogdon Al Tizon The Bible's Outrage at Blumenbach's Babel: An Antiracist Hermeneutic for White Followers of Jesus Kyle J. A. Small Enemies, Romans, Pigs, and Dogs: Loving the Other in the Gospel of Matthew Love L. Sechrest Response to Sechrest Rebecca Gonzalez The Lynching of the Suffering Servant of Isaiah: Death at the Hands of Persons Unknown Bo H. Lim Response to Lim Evelmyn Ivens What's Missing? Theological Musings on a Hermeneutics of Absence Nestor Medina Response to Medina Bruce L. Fields "Lost in Translation: Ethnic Conflict in English Bibles"--The Gospels, "Race," and the Common English Bible: An Introductory and Exploratory Conversation Emerson B. Powery Response to Powery Michael O. Emerson An Indigenous Reinterpretation of Repentance Raymond Aldred Response to Aldred Mark Tao Truth Be Told: A Necessary Funeral Dirge in the Middle of Our Conversation Soong-Chan Rah Annotated Bibliography on Race and Racism Presenters and Respondents Ex Auditu--Volumes Available
By calling for vengeance against his enemies , the prophet is clearly against the
people , but , by implicitly accusing ... As the lament of the people is rejected by
God , and along with it the intercessory role of the prophet , so the lament of the ...
Author: Mark J. Boda
The biblical-theological approach Boda takes in this work is canonical-thematic, tracing the presentation of the theology of sin and its remedy in the canonical form and shape of the Old Testament. The hermeneutical foundations for this enterprise have been laid by others in past decades, especially by Brevard Childs in his groundbreaking work. But A Severe Mercy also reflects recent approaches to integrating biblical understanding with other methodologies in addition to Childs's. Thus, it enters the imaginative space of the ancient canon of the Old Testament in order to highlight the "word views" and "literary shapes" of the "texts taken individually and as a whole collection." For the literary shape of the individual texts, it places the "word views" of the dominant expressions and images, as well as various passages, in the larger context of the biblical books in which they are found. For the literary shape of the texts as a collection, it identifies key subthemes and traces their development through the Old Testament canon. The breadth of Boda's study is both challenging and courageous, resulting in the first comprehensive examination of the topic in the 21st century.