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|Title: ||Suffering and the prophetic vocation|
|Authors: ||Hayner, Stephen Allen|
|Supervisors: ||McCane, William|
|Issue Date: ||1984|
|Abstract: ||The "self-disclosures" in Jeremiah, including
also other first
material which seems to express the prophet's
with careful attention to-both the ancient versions and the
history of exegesis. Special attention
to the works of Rashi and Kimchi. Three basic
1) What do the "self-disclosures"
degree can the "self-disclosures" be
said to portray
the historical Jeremiah? 3) Why are the "self-disclosures"
included in the corpus of Jeremianic literature?
These questions are approached
relevant passages against the backdrop
of the prophetic
orthodoxy of the late 7th
century B. C., which
consist of commonly
notions of the role, message, and
perhaps even temperament of the prophet within the current
framework. This orthodoxy
having initially defined Jeremiah's understanding of the
prophetic office. But in the "self-disclosures" Jeremiah
wrestles with the other side of
experience as a prophet,
the painful and mysterious side, and attempts to forge
understanding of the prophetic vocation.
In the end, the fundamental
element of the prophetic
for Jeremiah is
seen as the "Word of the Lord."
The prophet's conviction that he had been
entrusted with the
"Word" became the touchstone of both
his vocational self-understanding and
against the false prophets who represented prophetic
orthodoxy. And the "Word"
was ultimately the source of
suffering. All of these elements may
introduction to the entire
The closing chapter of the thesis takes a closer
at the theological kerygma
of the "self-disclosures,"
relation to the problem of suffering.|
|Publisher: ||University of St Andrews|
|Appears in Collections:||Divinity Theses|
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