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An analysis of Isaiah 62:6–7 – A psychology of religion approach

Philip Suciadi Chia
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 42, No 1 | a2206 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v42i1.2206 | © 2021 Philip Suciadi Chia | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 January 2021 | Published: 22 July 2021

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Philip Suciadi Chia, Department of Biblical Studies, Faculty of Biblical Studies, Southern Seminary, Evangelical Theological Seminary of Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


This article argues that prayer does not only offer hope of restoration in the future but also presents a restoration of the supplicants. Isaiah 62:6–7 will be presented as a case study. The psychology of religion will be used as the methodology to achieve this goal: present restoration of the prayers in Isaiah 62:6–7.

Intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary implications: This article combines exegetical insights from biblical studies and psychology of religion.


Book of Isaiah; prayer; exile and restoration; psychology of religion; mental health


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