Suffering as separation : towards a spatial reading of Psalm 11

  title={Suffering as separation : towards a spatial reading of Psalm 11},
  author={Gert Thomas Marthinus Prinsloo},
  journal={Old Testament essays},
  • G. Prinsloo
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Old Testament essays
Every human being inevitably experiences illness, loss, failure, and disappointment. When it happens to a perceived-to-be “righteous” person, the problem of theodicy arises, the question whether it is just when deities allow righteous human beings to suffer. The existential crisis caused by severe suffering is a central theme in the Psalter. This study departs from the working hypothesis that suffering can be described in spatial terms and illustrates it with reference to Ps 11. Ultimately… 
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