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The Lord Roars: Recovering the Prophetic Voice for Today

The Lord Roars: Recovering the Prophetic Voice for Today

by M. Daniel Carroll R.
The Lord Roars: Recovering the Prophetic Voice for Today

The Lord Roars: Recovering the Prophetic Voice for Today

by M. Daniel Carroll R.

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Overview

The world cries out for a prophetic word to the chaos, unrest, and destructiveness of our times. Can the biblical prophets speak into our world today?

Old Testament ethicist M. Daniel Carroll R. shows that learning from the prophets can make us better prepared for Christian witness. In this guide to the ethical material of Old Testament prophetic literature, Carroll highlights key ethical concerns of the three prophets most associated with social critique—Amos, Isaiah, and Micah—showing their relevance for those who wish to speak with a prophetic voice today.

The book focuses on the pride that generates injustice and the religious life that legitimates an unacceptable status quo—both of which bring judgment—as well as the ethical importance of the visions of restoration after divine judgment. Each of these components in the biblical text makes its own particular call to readers to respond in an appropriate manner. The book also links biblical teaching with prophetic voices of the modern era.


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ISBN-13: 9781540965080
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/16/2022
Series: Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

M. Daniel Carroll R. (Rodas) (PhD, University of Sheffield) is Scripture Press Ministries Professor of Biblical Studies and Pedagogy at Wheaton College and Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. He previously taught for many years at El Seminario Teológico Centroamericano in Guatemala City, Guatemala, and then at Denver Seminary, where he founded IDEAL, a Spanish language training program. Carroll is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including The Bible and Borders: Hearing God's Word on Immigration, Wrestling with the Violence of God: Soundings in the Old Testament, and a major commentary on the book of Amos.

Table of Contents

Contents
Series Preface
1. Reimagining Reality: The Power of the Prophetic Text
2. Prophetic Critique: Deconstructing the Unacceptable
3. "Let Justice Roll Down": Worship and Social Responsibility
4. Hope for the Future: The Relevance of Eschatology
Epilogue: Toward the Prophetic Vision for Today
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