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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


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Abstract

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.


Keywords

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

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