The Prophets

Author: Abraham J. Heschel
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060936990
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Abraham Heschel is a seminal name in religious studies and the author of Man Is Not Alone and God in Search of Man. When The Prophets was first published in 1962, it was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of biblical scholarship. The Prophets provides a unique opportunity for readers of the Old Testament, both Christian and Jewish, to gain fresh and deep knowledge of Israel's prophetic movement. The author's profound understanding of the prophets also opens the door to new insight into the philosophy of religion.

Democratic Education and the Teacher As Prophet

Author: Jeffery W. Dunn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351011715
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume aims to reveal how Dewey’s notion of the religious—understood as faith in the human relational condition—offers a way to think differently about the aims and purposes of education. After exploring the effects of neoliberal conceptions of schooling against broader democratic forms of education, this book suggests that Dewey’s vision of the "teacher-as-prophet" is a useful model for positioning teachers as agents of social change. By catalysing the religious work of schools—understood not as teaching religion, but as a process of social unification—the Deweyan teacher-as-prophet can stimulate experimentation towards a democratic ideal of schooling.

The Hebrew Prophets

Author: Rami M. Shapiro
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594730377
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Now you can experience the empowering words of the Hebrew prophets, even if you have no previous knowledge of the Hebrew Bible or Judaism. This Skylight Illuminations edition presents selections from the Hebrew prophets, with insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that conveys the prophetic call for humankind to fulfill the promise to renew harmony and unity, and to engage life with a sense of holiness and wholeness."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Prophetic Activism

Author: Helene Slessarev-Jamir
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081474124X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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While the links between conservative Christians and politics have been drawn strongly in recent years, coming to embody what many think of as religious activism, the profoundly religious nature of community organizing and other more left-leaning justice work has been largely overlooked. Prophetic Activism is the first broad comparative examination of progressive religious activism in the United States. Set up as a counter-narrative to religious conservatism, the book offers readers a deeper understanding of the richness and diversity of contemporary religious activism. Helene Slessarev-Jamir offers five case studies of major progressive religious justice movements that have their roots in liberative interpretations of Scripture: congregational community organizing; worker justice; immigrant rights work; peace-making and reconciliation; and global anti-poverty and debt relief. Drawing on intensive interviews with activists at all levels of this work—from pastors and congregational leaders to local organizers and the executive directors of the national networks—she uncovers the ways in which they construct an ethical framework for their work. In addition to looking at predominantly Christian organizations, the book also highlights the growth of progressive activism among Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists who are engaged in reinterpreting their religious texts to support new forms of activism. Religion and Social Transformation series

Reading Prophetic Books

Author: Marvin A. Sweeney
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161523748
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this volume, Marvin A. Sweeney builds upon his former work Form and Intertextuality in Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature (FAT 45, 2005). He introduces further studies that take up several key issues, including the reading of prophetic books in their final literary form and the significance of textual versions for this reading. He also observes the intertextual relationships between the prophets and other works of biblical and post-biblical literature, and the reception of the prophetic books. Following an introduction that lays out methodological perspective, it includes the title essay for the volume, Reading Prophetic Books, as well as selections of papers devoted to Isaiah, Jeremiah in both its Masoretic and Septuagint forms, Ezekiel, individual books from the Twelve Prophets, and the reading of biblical texts in Qumran, Rabbinic, and Targumic literature.

Die Propheten Israels

Author: Reinhard G. Kratz
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 340669134X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Die biblischen Propheten sind die markantesten Repräsentanten der jüdischen Religion und nehmen auch im Christentum und im Islam eine zentrale Stellung ein. Ihre Geschichte reicht zurück in den Alten Orient und das Alte Israel, als es die jüdische Religion noch nicht gab. In dieser Zeit haben Propheten keine Bücher geschrieben, und auch in ihrem Auftreten und in ihrer Botschaft unterscheiden sie sich sehr von den Propheten der Hebräischen Bibel. Das macht eine historische und literarische Beschäftigung mit den Quellen nötig. Dieses Buch beschreibt die außerbiblischen Zeugnisse der Prophetie und unterscheidet in der biblischen Überlieferung selbst zwischen den historischen und den literarischen Propheten. Es bietet so einen umfassenden Überblick über die Erscheinungsformen und die Geschichte der Prophetie von der altorientalischen Mantik bis zur jüdischen Apokalyptik und der christlichen Rezeption im Neuen Testament.

You Are My People

Author: Hyun Chul Paul Kim
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426719558
Format: PDF
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Building on recent developments in biblical studies, this book introduces the prophetic literature of the Old Testament against the background of today's postmodern context and crisis of meaning. Pulsating with anxiety over the empire--Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian--the prophet corpus is a disturbing cultural expression of lament and chaos. Danger, disjunction, and disaster bubble beneath the surface of virtually every prophetic text. Sometimes in denial, sometimes in despair, and sometimes in defiance, the readers of this literature find themselves living at the edge of time, immediately before, during, or after the collapse of longstanding symbolic, cultural, and geo-political structures. These written prophecies not only reflect the social location of trauma, but are also a complex response. More specifically, prophetic texts are thick meaning-making maps, tapestries of hope that help at-risk communities survive.