David A. Bosworth 's ' Resilient Faith '

Decent Essays

Joshua Duenas
Mr. Roark
REL 2210
5 November 2015
David’s Resilient Faith
David’s loss of his infant son was peculiar in a sense that he showed emotion and wept before his infant’s death but showed no emotion after the infant’s death. David is very controversial and there seem to be various suggestions, ideas, and statements regarding David’s thoughts and resilience shown. David A. Bosworth’s article clearly states that David was a king of resilience, and argues several points why, but ultimately Bosworth’s claim is that David is primarily resilient after the death of Bathsheba’s infant child because of his piety and willingness of God’s divine plan. David’s inverse reactions before and after the death of Bathsheba’s son clearly define and expose the resilience that he always had. He sets and explains common arguments as to why he was resilient such as supplication as an “anticipatory mourning”, through acceptance of God’s divine plan, and possibly even a certain joy or relief of Bathsheba’s infant’s death. Bosworth explains his ideas as to why David is a resilient individual and how that relates to what it seems to be an unfeeling response to the death of his infant son. Bosworth’s ideas are compelling and logical, but I, however, feel different about his claims. It seemed very odd how David didn’t mourn the death of his child. Bosworth explains how David did not mourn the death of his child, but in reality he supplicates God for the life of the child. Some scholars

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