Prayer in the Hebrew Bible: The Drama of Divine-human Dialogue

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Fortress Press, 1992 - 311 páginas
Balentine invites the reader to consider several aspects of prayer in the Hebrew Bible: prayer and the depiction of character, prayer and the characterization of God, prayers for divine justice, the lament tradition, sensible praise, prayer in Old Testament theology, and the motif of the church as "a house of prayer".
 

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The Subject and the Interpreter
1
The Context of the Church
3
The Context of the Academy
6
The Method
13
Literary and Theological Functions
18
In the Beginning God
33
Gods Relatedness to Humanity
34
Gods Relatedness to the World
38
Jeremiahs Confessions
150
Job
168
Habakkuk
183
Perspectives on Theodicy in the Hebrew Bible
189
Praise That Makes Sense
199
The Bārūk Sentences
203
Extended Hymnic Pieces in Narrative Contexts
213
Prayer in the Theology of the Hebrew Bible
225

Prayer and the Depiction of Character
48
Prayer as a Means of Confirming Status
50
Prayer as a Means of Caricature
64
The Temple as a House of Prayer
80
Prayer and the Characterization of God
89
Prayers for Divine Intervention
91
Prayers for Penitence
103
Prayers for Divine Justice
118
Three Basic Features
120
Examples of Prayers for Justice
123
Prayer as a Vehicle of Theodicy
139
The Lament Tradition Holding to God against God
146
The Need for a Study of the Study
246
The Theology in Hebraic Prayer
260
The DivineHuman Relationship Is Fundamentally Dialogical
261
Prayers Portrait of God
264
Prayers Portrait of Humanity
267
Prayer as a Constitutive Act of Faith
268
House of Prayer or Den of Robbers? A Summons to the Church
272
Keeping the Community in God
273
Keeping God in the Community
284
Index of Modern Authors
297
Index of Scripture References
302
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