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A Friendly Guide to the Prophets

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

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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: 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
Subjects: B - Old Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Brian Boyle
Date Deposited: 05 May 2016 01:15
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2016 02:13
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1926

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