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Bibil Identifier bibil:247121
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Ein urmenschliches Sprechmuster seelsorglicher Anteilnahme in Texten des Alten Testaments
Author Grimm, Werner
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 171)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language German
Pages 95-110 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In various texts of the Old and New Testament (e.g. Is 40,27-31; 1Sam 1,1-8; Gen 40,6-9; Lk 24,13-27) we have discovered a two-fold linguistic approach of pastoral empathy. Why-questions indicate that grief is implied. They signal that you have noticed irritation, unhappiness and sorrow in the face or the comments of a near person and that you feel compassion with her. Finding out the exact reasons is not a matter of simple curiosity, but the honest intention to show sympathy. The halo´-questions (Isn’t it that way?), however, go a step further by offering and including a considerate piece of advice. They help a depressed person to regard her situation from a different and more positive point-of-view. Pastoral discourse with distressed or depressed persons in terms of this two-fold approach is a technique that can be found on a large scale in the world of the Old Testament in numerous parts and constellations. Considering the above findings we can draw conclusions as regards the practice of spiritual welfare work.
Pericopes Isaiah 40,27-40,31
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