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A Friendly Guide to the Prophets

Boyle, Brian (2015) A Friendly Guide to the Prophets. Friendly Guides . Garratt Publishing, Melbourne. 56pp. ISBN 9781925009613

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    Abstract

    This “Friendly Guide” introduces the reader to the fascinating prophetic movement in ancient Israel. It looks at prophecy as a charismatic phenomenon often in conflict with monarchy and established religion. The prophets were the messengers of the Lord, commissioned to take a word of judgement, often enough, to their communities but always with an eye to hope.
    “A Friendly Guide to the Prophets” explores in detail some of the key questions surrounding the prophetic movement: who were the prophets? Why did prophecy emerge in ancient Israel at this particular time and why did it have such an enduring impact on Judeo-Christian faith? What did the prophets preach about?
    The “Friendly Guide” looks at the teaching and preaching of some of the great prophets as a way of exploring these questions: Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel. One of the reasons why prophecy has such an enduring appeal is because there is a disturbing similarity between the world of the prophets and our own. The “Friendly Guide” finally asks the question: are there prophets among us today?

    Item Type: Books / Monographs
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): Prophets, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Prophetic Literature
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Applied Research
    Subject Area(s): B - Old Testament
    Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
    Depositing User: Dr Brian Boyle
    Date Deposited: 05 May 2016 11:15
    Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 07:33
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1926

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