The Message of Amos Paperback

The Day of the Lion

by J.A. Motyer;


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Impassioned and insightful, J. Alec Moyter refuses to express deep truths with academic dryness, but rather engaged vigour. 

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The Message of Amos

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'Affluence, exploitation and the profit motive were the most notable features of the society which Amos observed and in which he worked ... Standards had gone to pot. Authority and the rule of law were despised, and national leadership, while revelling in the publicity and dignity of position ... seemed to be contributing to the complete breakdown of law and order.'

Thus Alec Motyer exposes and explains the astonishingly relevant - but never popular - message of the prophet Amos. Michael Green observes, 'Alec Motyer has clearly got the spirit of Amos in his blood. He loves the prophet from Tekoa, and takes endless pains to give full weight to every syllable of the prophecy. He is, of course, a distinguished scholar, and we are given full value on that front; but you will find here none of the dreary academic deadness which all too often comes through in commentary work.'

The Message of Amos by J.A. Motyer was published by Intervarsity Press in October 1984 and is our 16642nd best seller. The ISBN for The Message of Amos is 9780851107318.

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Contents

General Preface

Author's Preface

Chief Abbreviations

Introduction

Part One: The Roar of the Lion 1:2-3:8
General Introduction
In God's Name - 1:2
The Fourth Transgression - 1:3-2:3
The Peril of Uniqueness - 2:4-3:2
Appeal and Apologia - 3:3-8

Part Two: The Encircling Foe 3:9-6:14
General Introduction
'He turned to be their enemy' - 3:9-15
Alternatives - 4:1-13
A Tale of Three Shrines - 5:1-5
God Makes a Difference - 5:6-13
Seeds of Uncertainty, Harvest of Assurance - 5:14-20
Religion in a Box - 5:21-27
The Enemy of the People - 6:1-14

Part Three: The Sovereign Yahweh 7:1-9:15
General Introduction
The Repentant God - 7:1-6
Built to Specification - 7:7-9
The Man of God - 7:10-17
The Autumn of Opportunity - 8:1-10
The Day of the Cults - 8:11-14
The War on Pretence - 9:1-10
The End of the Long Night - 9:11-15

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    Author / Artist
    Book Formatpaperback
    PublisherIntervarsity Press (October 1984)
    EditionNew edition
    Weight259g
    Number of Pages208
    Thickness17 mm
    Height210 mm
    Width130 mm
    ISBN9780851107318
    ISBN-100851107311
    Product Code3427
    Page last updated 13th December 2016
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