The Prophets

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Harper Collins, Oct 16, 2001 - Religion - 704 pages
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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.

  

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User Review  - Christopher Broadwell - Goodreads

Perfect text for an introduction to the prophets. Heschel thoroughly covers the history of prophecyŚ throughout the history of the world, including prophecy among indigenous people groups across the globe. Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

This is a phenomenal book. Other theologians should take note: Heschel has proven that it is possible to express profound ideas in understandable, even eloquent language. Obscurity is not a measure of ... Read full review

Contents

What Manner of Man Is the Prophet?
3
Amos
32
Hosea
47
Isa 139
76
Micah
124
Jeremiah
130
Habakkuk
178
Second Isaiah
184
Anthropopathy
344
The Meaning and Mystery of Wrath
358
Ira Dei
383
Religion of Sympathy
393
Prophecy and Ecstasy
414
The Theory of Ecstasy
428
An Examination of the Theory of Ecstasy
448
Prophecy and Poetic Inspiration
468

History
202
Chastisement
238
Justice
249
The Theology of Pathos
285
Comparisons and Contrasts
299
The Philosophy of Pathos
318
Prophecy and Psychosis
498
Explanations of Prophetic Inspiration
524
Event and Experience
545
Prophet Priest and King
606
Conclusions
618
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About the author (2001)

Abraham J. Heschel (1907-1972), born in Poland, moved to the United States in 1940. A professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, Heschel became an active and well-known participant in the Civil Rights movement and the protests against the Vietnam War.

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