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Acta Theologica

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WAAIJMAN, K.. Awe and respect in the Psalms. Acta theol. [online]. 2008, vol.28, suppl.11, pp.234-242. ISSN 2309-9089.

This essay discusses the motif of awe in the Psalms in terms of Buber's outline of mystical awe. In a first section, awe as the beginning of wisdom is analysed, followed by a discussion of the experience of Be-er's1 (Yahweh's) goodness. In a third section, attention is given to awe as the quiet waiting on Be-er, followed, in a final part, by an analysis of love as the result of awe.

Keywords : Spirituality; Psalms; Awe; Respect.

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