The fear of God in Isaiah

Otero Guerra, Juan José (2020) The fear of God in Isaiah. MTh(R) thesis, University of Glasgow in partnership with Edinburgh Theological Seminary.

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This dissertation examines the role of the fear of God in relation to the prophecy of Isaiah. The fear of God is widely known as the motto and principle regent of the Sages writings, nonetheless it is hardly known as a constant force in the writings of the prophet Isaiah, even equalising Proverbs in references to it. The latter situation is addressed to correct it as the book presents an unprecedented plethora of contexts, situations and usages of the fear of God. In view of this, semantic analysis and possible variations will be addressed in order to understand current interpretations and contrast them in light of Isaiah’s context. Additionally, an exploration of all passages expressing the fear of God was mandatory in order to find the nuances of our subject in each particular occurrence. Furthermore, Isaiah’s prophecy serves as solid background in order to examine the relationship of the fear of God and other pivotal theological themes. Finally, this thesis is analysed in view of procuring a paradigm for the Latin American evangelical Christianity, mainly Peru’s.

Item Type: Thesis (MTh(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: fear of God, fear of the Lord, fear, Isaiah, reverence, godly fear, emotions, to stand in awe, Peru, Latin America, reverence is not the same as fear of God.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities
Supervisor's Name: MacLeod, Mr. John Angus
Date of Award: 2020
Depositing User: Mr. Juan José Otero Guerra
Unique ID: glathesis:2020-81460
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2020 06:45
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2022 13:16
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.81460

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