The Fruits of Madness Hardback
Perspectives on the Prophetic Movements in Three Traditions
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The Fruits of Madness
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The contributions include work on life on the fringes between two types of lifestyles; the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament prophetic movement phenomenon from the point of view of ancient concerns about the effectiveness of communication between the human and godly realms; resistance led by prophets in ancient Israelite society; the distinction between priests and prophets in ancient Israelite and early Jewish societies; the Prophet Hosea (and his vicissitudes) in the light of the lyrics of the famous Canadian poet and musician, Leonard Cohen; the apocalyptic movements of the exilic and post-exilic eras within Judaism; the biblical Daniel as located at the point of confluence and an agent of prophecy, wisdom, and apocalyptic; and the reliability of God's/YHWH's word as mediated to three persons reputed to have received that word. The reader will intuit the theme of liminality in several of the contributors: it dogs the study of prophecy like a great hound its prey. With these writings, the reader is challenged to view the ancient Israelite and early Jewish concern with prophet and prophecy in a fresh and enjoyable, though thought-provoking way, making this volume a worthwhile read.
The Fruits of Madness was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in February 2016. The ISBN for The Fruits of Madness is 9781443886031.
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|Page last updated||3rd December 2016|
|Publisher||Cambridge Scholars Publishing (February 2016)|
|Number of Pages||210|