The Prophets (Book, 1962) [Seattle Pacific University Library]
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The Prophets

The Prophets

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1962.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
Summary:
The classic work on the Old Testament prophets by a major twentieth-century scholar. 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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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972.
Prophets.
New York, Harper & Row [1962]
(OCoLC)647012458
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Joshua Heschel
OCLC Number: 382563
Description: xix, 518 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: What manner of man is the prophet --
Amos --
Hosea --
Isaiah --
Micah --
Jeremiah --
Habakkuk --
Second Isaiah --
History --
Chastisement --
Justice --
The theology of pathos --
Comparisons and contrasts --
The philosophy of pathos --
Anthropopathy --
The meaning and mystery of wrath --
Ira Dei --
Religion of sympathy --
Prophecy and ecstasy --
The theory of ecstasy --
An examination of the theory of ecstasy --
Prophecy and poetic inspiration --
Prophecy and psychosis --
Explanations of prophetic inspiration --
Event and experience --
Prophets throughout the world --
Prophet, priest, and king --
Conclusions --
Appendix: A note on the meaning of pathos.
Responsibility: by Abraham J. Heschel.

Abstract:

The classic work on the Old Testament prophets by a major twentieth-century scholar. 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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