Isaiah Through The Centuries

Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the Isaiah Through The Centuries, you will able to read or download in Pdf or ePub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of country. Therefore it need a FREE signup process to obtain the book. If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will benefit by having full access to all books. Click and join the free full access now.

Isaiah Through the Centuries

Isaiah Through the Centuries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1119441188
Author: ,
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
File Size: 1641 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3543313

GET EBOOK

Isaiah Through the Centuries by , Book Resume:

The first systematic and comprehensive attempt to identify and analyze the role of Isaianic language and imagery in literature, art, and music Using reception history as its basis for study, Isaiah Through the Centuries is an unprecedented exploration of the afterlife of the Book of Isaiah, specifically in art, literature, and music. This is a commentary that guides the reader through the Book of Isaiah, examining the differing interpretations of each phrase or passage from a variety of cultural and religious perspectives, Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Clearly structured and accessible, and richly illustrated, the book functions as a complete and comprehensive educational reference work. Isaiah Through the Centuries encourages readers to learn with an open mind and to understand how different interpretations have helped in the teaching and comprehension of the Bible and Isaiah’s place in it. As part of the Wiley-Blackwell Bible Commentaries series, which is primarily concerned with reception history, the book emphasizes that how people interpret the prophet—and how they’ve been influenced by him—is often just as important as the sacred text’s original meaning. Uses reception history to study the renowned prophet Provides a historical context for every use or interpretation discussed Offers essential background information on authors, artists, musicians, etc. in its glossary and biographies Minimizes historical details in order to focus as much as possible on exegetical matters Presents the role of Isaiah and the Bible in the creative arts Will be useful to multiple disciplines including theology and religion, English literature, art history and the history of music, not just Biblical Studies Comprehensive in scope, Isaiah Through the Centuries is a much-needed resource for all those interested in the influence of the Bible on Western culture, and presents unique perspectives for anyone interested in the Bible to discuss and debate for many years to come.

Lamentations Through the Centuries

Lamentations Through the Centuries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118332644
Author: Paul M. Joyce,Diana Lipton,David M. Gunn,John F. A. Sawyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
File Size: 973 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5778879

DOWNLOAD

Lamentations Through the Centuries by Paul M. Joyce,Diana Lipton,David M. Gunn,John F. A. Sawyer Book Resume:

One of the shortest books in the Bible, Lamentations exercises a disproportionately powerful cultural influence. As an unflinching account of the devastation wreaked by war, it has been called upon again and again by Jews, Christians, and others in their responses to catastrophes as varied as the destruction of the Jerusalem temple, the Great Fire of London, the Holocaust and 9/11. Covering two and a half millennia of liturgy and literature, theology and psychology, art, music and film, this volume explores the astonishing variety of cultural and religious responses to Lamentations, taking in the New Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Yehudah Halevy, John Calvin, and Thomas Tallis, as well as the startling interpretations of Marc Chagall, Cynthia Ozick, Alice Miller, and Zimbabwean junk sculpture. Viewed through this kaleidoscope of sources, the ancient biblical text acquires a vital and resonant new life. Lamentations Through the Centuries is published within the Wiley-Blackwell Bible Commentaries series. Further information about this innovative reception-history series is available at www.bbibcomm.net

The Book of Isaiah and God's Kingdom

The Book of Isaiah and God's Kingdom [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0830894497
Author: Andrew Abernethy
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
File Size: 798 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 127023

DOWNLOAD

The Book of Isaiah and God's Kingdom by Andrew Abernethy Book Resume:

The book of Isaiah has nourished the church throughout the centuries. However, its massive size can be intimidating; its historical setting can seem distant, opaque, varied; its organization and composition can seem disjointed and fragmented; its abundance of terse, poetic language can make its message seem veiled—and where are those explicit prophecies about Christ? These are typical experiences for many who try to read, let alone teach or preach, through Isaiah. Andrew Abernethy's conviction is that thematic points of reference can be of great help in encountering Isaiah and its rich theological message. In view of what the structure of the book of Isaiah aims to emphasize, this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume employs the concept of "kingdom" as an entry point for organizing the book's major themes. In many respects, Isaiah provides a people living amidst imperial contexts with a theological interpretation of them in the light of YHWH's past, present and future sovereign reign. Four features of "kingdom" frame Abernethy's study: God, the King; the lead agents of the King; the realm of the kingdom and the people of the King. While his primary aim is to show how "kingdom" is fundamental to Isaiah when understood within its Old Testament context, interspersed canonical reflections assist those who are wrestling with how to read Isaiah as Christian Scripture in and for the church. Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.

Chronicles Through the Centuries

Chronicles Through the Centuries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118690060
Author: Blaire A. French
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
File Size: 1592 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6155980

DOWNLOAD

Chronicles Through the Centuries by Blaire A. French Book Resume:

Offers a history of the interpretation of Chronicles in theology, worship, music, literature and art from the ancient period to the present day, demonstrating its foundational importance within the Old Testament Explores important differences between the same topics and stories that occur in Chronicles and other biblical books such as Genesis and Kings, including the pious depiction of David, the clear correlation between moral behavior and divine reward, and the elevation of music in worship Examines the reception of Chronicles among its interpreters, including rabbis of the Talmud, Jerome, Martin Luther, Johann Sebastian Bach, Cotton Mather, and others, Features broad yet comprehensive coverage that considers Jewish and Christian, ancient and modern, and secular and pop cultural interpretations Organizes discussions by verse to illuminate each one’s changing meaning across the ages

Ecclesiastes Through the Centuries

Ecclesiastes Through the Centuries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118234979
Author: Eric S. Christianson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
File Size: 1009 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5459437

DOWNLOAD

Ecclesiastes Through the Centuries by Eric S. Christianson Book Resume:

Over the centuries, Ecclesiastes has influenced numerous and diverse aspects of life and thought. Ecclesiastes Through the Centuries assesses the effects of the book on the culture of the various times in religious, artistic, and social contexts. Presents an innovative, reception history approach to the study of Ecclesiastes, by tracing its influence on religion, culture, literature, art, and social thought Explores a fascinating range of Jewish and Christian readings Features engaging and unusual examples from art, music, literature and history: from Thackeray and Orwell, to Salvador Dali’s Illustrated Bible, to the inflammatory exposition of Ecclesiastes at the funeral of Queen Mary Published in the innovative Blackwell Bible Commentaries series; for further information visit the series website at www.bbibcomm.net

Exodus Through the Centuries

Exodus Through the Centuries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 111871377X
Author: Scott M. Langston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
File Size: 1527 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1229215

DOWNLOAD

Exodus Through the Centuries by Scott M. Langston Book Resume:

This bible commentary looks at how Exodus has influenced and hasbeen influenced by history, religion, politics, the arts and otherforms of culture over the ages. A bible commentary tracing the reception history of Exodus fromOld Testament times, through the Patristic and Reformation periods,to the present day. Considers the ways in which Exodus has influenced and has beeninfluenced by history, religion, politics, the arts and other formsof culture in Jewish, Christian and secular settings. Looks at how Exodus has served as a tool of liberation andtyranny in a variety of settings. Shows how Exodus has been used to shape the identities ofindividuals and groups. Discusses the works of current and past poets, musicians,film-makers, authors and artists influenced by Exodus. Addresses uses of Exodus related to American and Europeanhistory such as the Glorious Revolution, colonialism, the AmericanRevolution, Civil War, Civil Rights Movement, African-Americans,and Native Americans, as well as uses by prominent and little-knownhistorical figures Considers the impact of the Ten Commandments and other laws, inlegal, political and religious contexts. The Blackwell Bible Commentary series is supported by a websiteat www.bbibcomm.net

Matthew Through the Centuries

Matthew Through the Centuries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118588819
Author: Ian Boxall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
File Size: 1476 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9188600

DOWNLOAD

Matthew Through the Centuries by Ian Boxall Book Resume:

The reception of the Gospel of Matthew over two millennia: commentary and interpretation Matthew Through the Centuries offers an overview of the reception history of one of the most prominent gospels in Christian worship. Examining the reception of Matthew from the perspectives of a wide range of interpreters—from Origen and Hilary of Poitiers to Mary Cornwallis and Bob Marley—this insightful commentary explains the major trends in the reception of Matthew in various ecclesial, historical, and cultural contexts. Focusing on characteristically Matthean features, detailed chapter-by-chapter commentary highlights diverse receptions and interpretations of the gospel. Broad exploration of areas such as liturgy, literature, drama, film, hymnody, political discourse, and visual art illustrates the enormous impact Matthew continues to have on Judeo-Christian civilization. Known as ‘the Church’s Gospel,’ Matthew’s text has been the subject of apologetic and theological controversy for hundreds of years. It has been seen as justification for political and ecclesial status quo and as a path to radical discipleship. Matthew has influenced divergent political, spiritual, and cultural figures such as Francis of Assisi, John Ruskin, Leo Tolstoy, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Mahatma Gandhi. Matthew’s interest in ecclesiology provides early structures of ecclesial life, such as resolution of community disputes, communal prayer, and liturgical prescriptions for the Eucharist and baptism. A significant addition to the acclaimed Blackwell Bible Commentaries series, Matthew Through the Centuries is an indispensable resource for both students and experts in areas including religious and biblical studies, literature, history, politics, and those interested in the influence of the Bible on Western culture.

Unbound By Time

Unbound By Time [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1461732964
Author: William Holladay
Publisher: Cowley Publications
File Size: 1963 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8122701

DOWNLOAD

Unbound By Time by William Holladay Book Resume:

In this timely and highly readable volume, Old Testament scholar William Holladay introduces the reader to the several ways in which Isaiah speaks, from ancient Jewish readings of the text, to Handel's lyrical use of it in his oratorio, Messiah, to the Christian community who has heard it foretelling the life and death of Jesus Christ. Holladay argues persuasively that the text of Isaiah, though rooted in historical time, place, circumstance, is unbound by time. Using those portions of the prophet's writings which are most often included in the various modern lectionaries of the churches, Holladay both provides detailed historical commentary and presents a method for allowing the text to still speak to believers in the twenty-first century.

Matthew Through the Centuries

Matthew Through the Centuries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118588819
Author: Ian Boxall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
File Size: 675 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1189359

DOWNLOAD

Matthew Through the Centuries by Ian Boxall Book Resume:

The reception of the Gospel of Matthew over two millennia: commentary and interpretation Matthew Through the Centuries offers an overview of the reception history of one of the most prominent gospels in Christian worship. Examining the reception of Matthew from the perspectives of a wide range of interpreters—from Origen and Hilary of Poitiers to Mary Cornwallis and Bob Marley—this insightful commentary explains the major trends in the reception of Matthew in various ecclesial, historical, and cultural contexts. Focusing on characteristically Matthean features, detailed chapter-by-chapter commentary highlights diverse receptions and interpretations of the gospel. Broad exploration of areas such as liturgy, literature, drama, film, hymnody, political discourse, and visual art illustrates the enormous impact Matthew continues to have on Judeo-Christian civilization. Known as ‘the Church’s Gospel,’ Matthew’s text has been the subject of apologetic and theological controversy for hundreds of years. It has been seen as justification for political and ecclesial status quo and as a path to radical discipleship. Matthew has influenced divergent political, spiritual, and cultural figures such as Francis of Assisi, John Ruskin, Leo Tolstoy, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Mahatma Gandhi. Matthew’s interest in ecclesiology provides early structures of ecclesial life, such as resolution of community disputes, communal prayer, and liturgical prescriptions for the Eucharist and baptism. A significant addition to the acclaimed Blackwell Bible Commentaries series, Matthew Through the Centuries is an indispensable resource for both students and experts in areas including religious and biblical studies, literature, history, politics, and those interested in the influence of the Bible on Western culture.

Come with me through Isaiah

Come with me through Isaiah [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: David Pawson
Publisher: Anchor Recordings Ltd.
File Size: 870 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 630857

DOWNLOAD

Come with me through Isaiah by David Pawson Book Resume:

The book of Isaiah is the whole Bible in miniature. The first 39 chapters reflect the themes of the 39 books in the Old Testament and the last 27 chapters prefigure the events of the New, from John the Baptist to the new heaven and earth. Yet the prophet lived and died (horribly) centuries before Jesus was born. A miracle in words!

Lamentations Through the Centuries

Lamentations Through the Centuries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118332644
Author: Paul M. Joyce,Diana Lipton,David M. Gunn,John F. A. Sawyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
File Size: 751 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1749763

DOWNLOAD

Lamentations Through the Centuries by Paul M. Joyce,Diana Lipton,David M. Gunn,John F. A. Sawyer Book Resume:

One of the shortest books in the Bible, Lamentations exercises a disproportionately powerful cultural influence. As an unflinching account of the devastation wreaked by war, it has been called upon again and again by Jews, Christians, and others in their responses to catastrophes as varied as the destruction of the Jerusalem temple, the Great Fire of London, the Holocaust and 9/11. Covering two and a half millennia of liturgy and literature, theology and psychology, art, music and film, this volume explores the astonishing variety of cultural and religious responses to Lamentations, taking in the New Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Yehudah Halevy, John Calvin, and Thomas Tallis, as well as the startling interpretations of Marc Chagall, Cynthia Ozick, Alice Miller, and Zimbabwean junk sculpture. Viewed through this kaleidoscope of sources, the ancient biblical text acquires a vital and resonant new life. Lamentations Through the Centuries is published within the Wiley-Blackwell Bible Commentaries series. Further information about this innovative reception-history series is available at www.bbibcomm.net

The Theology of the Book of Isaiah

The Theology of the Book of Isaiah [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0830896198
Author: John Goldingay
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
File Size: 916 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4829720

DOWNLOAD

The Theology of the Book of Isaiah by John Goldingay Book Resume:

Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (Old Testament Commentaries) "Yahweh sits enthroned, high and lifted up A shoot grows from the stump of Jesse A Servant pours himself out to death Kings and nations stream to Zion" The book of Isaiah's imagery sparkles as it inspires. It draws us in to meditate and extends our vision toward the future. But what should we make of this sprawling and puzzling book—so layered and complex in its composition—as a whole? John Goldingay helps us make sense of this "book called Isaiah" as a tapestry of patterned collages, parts put together in an intentional whole. The Theology of the Book of Isaiah studies the prophecies, messages and theology of each section of the complex book, then unfurls its unifying themes—from Zion to David to the Holy One of Israel. Like a program guide to Handel's Messiah, Goldingay helps us see, hear and understand the grandeur of this prophetic masterpiece among the Prophets.

From Jesus to Christ

From Jesus to Christ [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0300164106
Author: Paula Fredriksen
Publisher: Yale University Press
File Size: 1573 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 478483

DOWNLOAD

From Jesus to Christ by Paula Fredriksen Book Resume:

"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts

Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134801408
Author: John Sawyer
Publisher: Routledge
File Size: 1689 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 410722

DOWNLOAD

Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts by John Sawyer Book Resume:

Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts is the first comprehensive study of the role of languages and texts in the religions of the Greco-Roman world, including Judaism and Christianity. It explores bilingualism, language learning, literacy, book production and translation, as well as some of the more explicitly religious factors, including beliefs about language, missionary zeal, ritual, conservatism and the power of a priestly establishment. Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts sheds new light on the role of the power of words, spoken and written, in religion.

The Sermon on the Mount through the Centuries

The Sermon on the Mount through the Centuries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1585584665
Author: Jeffrey P. Greenman,Timothy Larsen,Stephen R. Spencer
Publisher: Baker Books
File Size: 614 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8118191

DOWNLOAD

The Sermon on the Mount through the Centuries by Jeffrey P. Greenman,Timothy Larsen,Stephen R. Spencer Book Resume:

Believers around the world and throughout time have relied on their knowledge of the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, and the Golden Rule. The Sermon on the Mount through the Centuries offers illuminating insights into our identity in Christ as it is found in his most famous words. These enlightening essays will heighten the reader's relationship with Christ and make the founders of the faith wholly accessible today. Contributors include Stanley Hauerwas, David Lyle Jeffrey, Margaret M. Mitchell, Mark A. Noll, and Robert L. Wilken.

Jeremiah Through the Centuries

Jeremiah Through the Centuries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118780752
Author: Mary Chilton Callaway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
File Size: 744 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 296012

DOWNLOAD

Jeremiah Through the Centuries by Mary Chilton Callaway Book Resume:

Explores the interpretive history of the Book of Jeremiah, and highlights the various ways it has influenced the cultures in which it was read Jeremiah Through the Centuries explores the reception history of the sixth century B.C.E. prophet, providing original commentary on the texts and traditions that continue to deeply impact readers by exemplifying the spiritual struggle of the faithful. Focusing on the Book of Jeremiah, the text presents an original theory about the effects of Jeremiah on the developing idea of the self in Western history and culture, particularly over the last 400 years, in a wide range of liturgical, political, artistic, literary, and cultural contexts. The book guides readers through various interpretations of Jeremiah’s poetry and prose, discussing the profound influence that Jeremiah and Western culturehave had on each other through the centuries. Significant texts from every chapter of Jeremiah are presented in a chronological narrative as both conversation and debate—enabling readers to encounter the prophet in the text of the Bible, in previous interpretations, and in the context of their own lives. Throughout the text, the receptions reflect historical contexts and highlight the ways they shaped specific receptions of Jeremiah. This book: Illustrates how the Book of Jeremiah was adapted by readers to face new challenges, both in the past and present Includes examples of Jeremiah in social satire, Islamic tradition, political debate, and religious controversy Provides a detailed introduction that traces Jeremiah’s influence on events and traditions Offers insights into both celebrated texts and lesser-known passages that are relevant to contemporary readers Features numerous, previously unpublished, illustrations, demonstrating the influence of Jeremiah on traditions in Western art Featuring engaging narrative and expert commentary, Jeremiah Through the Centuries is ideal for students, teachers, and general readers with interest in theology and biblical studies, Judaic studies, ancient literature, cultural criticism, reception history of the Bible, and the history of Western civilization.

Psalms Through the Centuries, Volume Two

Psalms Through the Centuries, Volume Two [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118830539
Author: Susan Gillingham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
File Size: 1820 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9956315

DOWNLOAD

Psalms Through the Centuries, Volume Two by Susan Gillingham Book Resume:

Psalms Through the Centuries: Volume Two provides the first ever extensive commentary on the Jewish and Christian reception history of the first two books of the Psalter (Psalms 1-41 and 42-72). It explores the various uses of the Psalms, over two millennia, in translation and commentary, liturgy and prayer, study and preaching, musical composition and artistic illustration, poetic and dramatic imitation, and contemporary discourse. With lavish illustrations, using examples from both music and art, Psalms Through the Centuries: Volume Two offers a detailed commentary on each psalm, with an extensive bibliography, a large glossary of terms, and helpful indices. It is an ideal resource both for students and scholars in the academy and for lay people and ministers in church and synagogue. Psalms Through the Centuries is published within the Wiley Blackwell Commentary series. Further information about this innovative reception history series is available at www.bbibcomm.info

NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, eBook

NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, eBook [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0310431670
Author: Zondervan,
Publisher: Zondervan
File Size: 791 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2919959

DOWNLOAD

NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, eBook by Zondervan, Book Resume:

Discover new dimensions of insight with a behind-the-scenes tour of the ancient world You’ve heard many Bible stories hundreds of times, but how many details are you missing? Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover the rich meaning behind even the most familiar stories of Scripture. That’s what the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible provides. Every page of this NIV Bible is packed with expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of biblical times. These fascinating explanations will serve to clarify your study of the Scriptures, reinforcing your confidence and bringing difficult passages of Scripture into sharp focus. The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from us by thousands of years and thousands of miles. The Scriptures include subtle culturally based nuances, undertones, and references to ancient events, literature and customs that were intuitively understood by those who first heard the texts read. For us to truly understand the Scriptures as they did, we need a window into their world and language. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, with notes from Dr. John H. Walton (Wheaton College) in the Old Testament and Dr. Craig S. Keener (Asbury Theological Seminary) in the New Testament, brings the ancient world of Scripture to life for modern readers. Features: Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV) 2017 ECPA Bible of the Year Recipient Targeted book introductions explain the context in which each book of the Bible was written Insightful and informative verse-by-verse study notes reveal new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar passages Key Old Testament (Hebrew) and New Testament terms are explained and expanded upon in two helpful reference features Over 300 in-depth articles on key contextual topics 375 full-color photos, illustrations, and images from around the world Dozens of charts, maps, and diagrams in vivid color Words of Jesus in red Cross references, a concordance, indexes and other helps for Bible study

Hearing the Voice of God

Hearing the Voice of God [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0765709724
Author: Mordecai Schreiber
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
File Size: 406 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2294453

DOWNLOAD

Hearing the Voice of God by Mordecai Schreiber Book Resume:

In Hearing the Voice of God: In Search of Prophecy, Mordecai Schreiber examines the roots of the prophetic tradition in Judaism and demonstrates how it has influenced the prophets of later religions, how its tenets have been replicated by major social and political figures of recent centuries, and how it ultimately has the power to define each person’s understanding of his or her responsibilities as a member of the human race. This is an important text for anyone who wishes to understand the Jewish prophetic tradition that has informed the development of today’s world religions and societal laws.

The Prophets

The Prophets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0593085701
Author: Robert Jones, Jr.
Publisher: Penguin
File Size: 347 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5316862

DOWNLOAD

The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr. Book Resume:

Instant New York Times Bestseller "May this book cast its spell on all of us, restore to us some memory of our most warrior and softest selves." —The New York Times Book Review “A new kind of epic...A grand achievement...While The Prophets' dreamy realism recalls the work of Toni Morrison...its penetrating focus on social dynamics stands out more singularly.” —Entertainment Weekly A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence. Isaiah was Samuel's and Samuel was Isaiah's. That was the way it was since the beginning, and the way it was to be until the end. In the barn they tended to the animals, but also to each other, transforming the hollowed-out shed into a place of human refuge, a source of intimacy and hope in a world ruled by vicious masters. But when an older man—a fellow slave—seeks to gain favor by preaching the master's gospel on the plantation, the enslaved begin to turn on their own. Isaiah and Samuel's love, which was once so simple, is seen as sinful and a clear danger to the plantation's harmony. With a lyricism reminiscent of Toni Morrison, Robert Jones, Jr., fiercely summons the voices of slaver and enslaved alike, from Isaiah and Samuel to the calculating slave master to the long line of women that surround them, women who have carried the soul of the plantation on their shoulders. As tensions build and the weight of centuries—of ancestors and future generations to come—culminates in a climactic reckoning, The Prophets masterfully reveals the pain and suffering of inheritance, but is also shot through with hope, beauty, and truth, portraying the enormous, heroic power of love.