[Blueboard] STD Dissertation Oral Defense of Fr. FERRY SUSANTO (Indonesia) on May 6, 2017

Theology and Ministry Program [LS] theomin.soh at ateneo.edu
Tue Apr 25 16:11:54 +08 2017

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The Loyola School of Theology invites you to the oral defense of the STD
Dissertation entitled "Progressive Movement within the Intensified Dramatic
Tensions of the Oracles of Joel" by Fr. Ferry Susanto on May 6, 2017
(Saturday), 9:00 am, at the Tipanan ni San Ignacio, Second Floor, Loyola
School of Theology. The Board of Examiners is composed of Ms. Maricel
Ibita, Ph.D. (Principal Examiner), Sr. Helen Graham, M.M., Ph.D. (Adviser),
Fr. Felipe Fruto Ramirez, S.J., S.T.D., and Fr. Herbert Schneider, S.J.,
S.T.D. The defense is being held in partial fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree Doctorate in Sacred Theology with field of specialization in
Biblical Theology.  It is open to the public.
*Abstract. There is an interdependent relationship between the proclamation
of “the Day of the Lord” in Joel 1:15 and the first oracle of judgment
against Judah in Joel 1:5-20. On the one hand, the proclamation of “the Day
of the Lord” obviously strengthens the description and the urgency of that
judgment. On the other hand, rhetorical analysis demonstrates that the
progressive movements within the intensified dramatic tensions of the call
of communal lamentation in Joel 1:5-14 and the communal lamentation in Joel
1:15-20 play a significant role for the proclamation of “the Day of the
Lord” in Joel 1:15. Joel 1:5-14 gradually presents the tensions of the
descriptions of catastrophes and the impacts for the secular and religious
environments in the land of Judah. The nearness and the coming of “The Day
of the Lord” in Joel 1:15 is the highest point of those tensions. “The Day
of the Lord” eventually becomes the reason for the prophet and the people
of Judah to perform communal lamentation in 1:15-20. The position of Joel
1:5-20 in the beginning of the book of Joel allows the reader to regard
this oracle as a trigger that determines the direction and the way of
interpretation for the rest of the oracles in the book. Finally, Joel’s
concern about calamities, communal lamentation, repentance, and restoration
provides a valuable biblical source for the reflection and proclamation of
the Church today concerning ecology.*


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