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Bibil Identifier bibil:212798
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) ’n Eko-billike beoordeling van Psalm 148
Author Viviers, H.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 60, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language Afrikaans
Pages 815-830 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Eco-justness determines whether the earth and her inhabitants are treated in their own right as subjects, and not only as objects to be acted upon. At first glance it seems as if Psalm 148 is eco-just. The poet encompasses all of creation in this hymn of praise to Yahweh. However, it does not pass the test of eco-justness. Many (older) commentators go along with the male ideological thrust of the psalm, without questioning the maleness of Yahweh. The construct of Yahweh as the “super” male, symbolising Israel’s success as a nation, is not good news for eco-sensitivity and eco-responsibility. Female earth becomes very vulnerable within this shaping of society always aimed at serving male hegemony, values and interests. To uncritically reinscribe Psalm 148’s androcentric, ideological stance will simultaneously lead to an impoverishment and a one dimensional view of life in general.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ecology
Pericopes Psalms 148
Links Online document (PDF, Afrikaans)
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