Prophets Of Protest

Author by : Timothy Patrick McCarthy
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Description : The campaign to abolish slavery in the United States was the most powerful and effective social movement of the nineteenth century and has served as a recurring source of inspiration for every subsequent struggle against injustice. But the abolitionist story has traditionally focused on the evangelical impulses of white, male, middle-class reformers, obscuring the contributions of many African Americans, women, and others. Prophets of Protest, the first collection of writings on abolitionism in more than a generation, draws on an immense new body of research in African American studies, literature, art history, film, law, women’s studies, and other disciplines. The book incorporates new thinking on such topics as the role of early black newspapers, antislavery poetry, and abolitionists in film and provides new perspectives on familiar figures such as Sojourner Truth, Louisa May Alcott, Frederick Douglass, and John Brown. With contributions from the leading scholars in the field, Prophets of Protest is a long overdue update of one of the central reform movements in America’s history.


Prophets Of Rebellion

Author by : Michael Adas
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Description : Adas explores the relationship between millenarianism and violent protest by focusing on five case studies representing a wide range of social, political, and economic systems. The rebellions examined are: Netherlands East Indies (1825-30), New Zealand (c. 1864-67), Central India (1895-1900), German East Africa (1903-6), and Burma (1930-32). Arranged topically to emphasize comparative patterns, the study analyzes causes, leaders, organization, failure, and the impact on the individual society. Originally published in 1979. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.


Voices Of Preachers In Protest

Author by : J. C. Chakanza
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Wounded Knee In 1891 And 1973

Author by : Ivy Briana Bohnlein
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Prophets And Protest

Author by : Christopher Monroe Pieper
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Description : The second half of the 20th century saw the emergence of consequential and diverse social movements inspired by Christian moral commitments, from anti-communism and temperance to Civil Rights and fundamentalism. Few studies, however, have systematically analyzed this important sector of activism adequately, though it lies at the intersection of two vital sociological areas: the sociology of religion and political sociology. This dissertation is the first comprehensive study of Christian activist organizations, creating and analyzing an electronic database of approximately 500 unique Christian social movement organizations along nearly 50 variables including overall population changes, denominational variation, geographic diffusion, tactical repertoires, and issues engaged. Findings indicate that changes originating in religious demographics and culture preceded and led to related changes in American politics, overall in a conservative direction. At a macro level, data also consistently point to a homeostatic, cybernetic effect generating medium-term cultural equilibrium between progressive and conservative Christian activists. At the micro-level, findings illustrate the essential role of cultural entrepreneurs motivated by religious values and identities in redefining, publicizing, and defending the moral boundaries which create and sustain social movements.


A History Of Prophecy In Israel

Author by : Joseph Blenkinsopp
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Description : This revised and enlarged edition of Joseph Blenkinsopp's 1983 book will be a welcome addition to the libraries of serious Biblical scholars. The author critically recounts the history of Israelite prophecy from a social-historical perspective.


Comfort And Protest

Author by : Allan Aubrey Boesak
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Description : By the time Comfort and Protest was completed, South Africa was in a declared state of emergency. Within the context of the ongoing struggle in his country, Allan Boesak has written a powerful and urgent commentary on the Book of Revelation. He provides scriptural and historical interpretations, emphasizing that the drama which unfolds in the Apocalypse is played out in history whenever a political ruler claims the allegiance that belongs to God alone. Amid persecution and temptations to despair, Boesak provides a message of hope. He sees that, in the Apocalypse, "John longs passionately for another day, another world. He feels it so keenly that he writes: "That day has come. The church shares this longing, for the tent of God to be among the people. This is what the church has lived and died for, worked and struggled for: justice and humanity and peace and fullness of life."


George Lippard Prophet Of Protest

Author by : George Lippard
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Description : Cover title: George Lippard, an anthology.


Prophets As Performers

Author by : Jeanette Mathews
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Description : The biblical prophets and Biblical Performance Criticism are brought together in three case studies (Elijah, Ezekiel, Jonah) presented as performances. This book proposes a new method of reading the biblical prophets with a threefold focus on creativity, commentary, and connections. With this method the many and varied performances of the prophets can be better appreciated. Critical analysis of the quintessentially performative nature of the prophets as embodied spokespersons for YHWH aids us in understanding and clarifying YHWH’s message to audiences, situations, and communities of the past as well as engaging contemporary audiences.


Prophets Of A Just Society

Author by : Jake C. Miller
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Publisher by : Nova Publishers
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Description : This book was made possible by a grant from the United Negro College and Fellowship Program, and a leave of absence by Bethune-Cookman College. It was written for the purpose of enhancing knowledge of non-violent resistance as a means of resolving social conflicts. Specifically, the book analyses the contributions of Mohandas K Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Albert J Luthuli and Desmond M Tutu to the non-violent effort. The book is dedicated both to those who have sacrificed to advance the cause of peace through non-violent resistance, and those who continue to advocate its use.


The Elusive Prophet

Author by : Johannes Cornelis De Moor
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Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : Who were the prophets of Israel? Historically spoken the prophets have become elusive personalities. In this volume they are rediscovered as literary characters drawn by the gifted artists and theologians who shaped the prophetic books of the Old Testament.


Early Christian Voices

Author by : David Warren
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Description : This collection of studies in honor of François Bovon highlights the rich diversity found within early expressions of Christianity as evidenced in ancient texts, in early traditions and movements, and in archaic symbols and motifs.


Biblical Prophecy

Author by : Ellen F. Davis
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Publisher by : Presbyterian Publishing Corp
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Description : In this fresh and expansive work, Ellen Davis offers a comprehensive interpretation of the prophetic role and word in the Christian scriptures. Davis carefully outlines five essential features of the prophetic role and then systematically examines seven representations of prophets and prophecies. Thoroughly theological, Davis's volume provides both instruction and insight for understanding prophecy in Christian tradition and discipleship. This volume concludes with a rich discussion of practical matters, including the relationship between Christian discipleship and prophetic interpretation and the role of biblical prophecy in interfaith contexts.


Ancient Mediterranean Religions

Author by : John Stephens
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Description : This book offers a clear and concise historical overview of the major religious movements of the ancient Mediterranean world existing from the time of the second millennium BCE up until the fourth century CE, including both the Judeo-Christian and pagan religious traditions. Recognizing the significant role of religious institutions in human history and acknowledging the diversity of religious ideas and practices in the ancient Mediterranean world, “religion” is defined as a collection of myths, beliefs, rituals, ethical practices, social institutions and experiences related to the realm of the sacred cosmos. Without focusing too much attention on technicalities and complex vocabulary, the book provides an introductory road map for exploring the vast array of religious data permeating the ancient Mediterranean world. Through an examination of literary and archeological evidence, the book summarizes the fundamental religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Near Eastern world, including the religious traditions of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and Israel. Turning westward, the fascinating world of ancient Greek and Roman religion is considered next. The discussion begins with a description of Minoan-Mycenaean religion, followed by a consideration of classical Roman and Greek religion. Next, the numerous religious movements that blossomed during Hellenistic-Roman times are discussed. In addition, the fundamental theological contributions of various Greco-Roman philosophical schools of thought, including Orphism, Stoicism, Pythagoreanism, Platonism and Neo-Platonism, are described. Greco-Roman philosophy functioned as a quasi-religious outlook for many, and played a decisive role in the evolution of religion in the classical and Hellenistic period. The theological speculations of the philosophers regarding the nature of God and the soul made a huge impact in religious circles during the classical and Hellenistic era. Moving forward in history from archaic and classical times to the later Hellenistic-Roman period, the old religious order of the past falls by the wayside and a new updated religious paradigm begins to develop throughout the Mediterranean world, with a greater emphasis being placed upon the religious individual and the expression of personal religious feelings. There are several important social and historical reasons for this shift in perspective and these factors are explained in the chapter focusing upon personal religion in Hellenistic times. Since the entire religious topography of the ancient Mediterranean world is rarely outlined in a single volume, this book will be a welcome addition to anyone’s library.


Prophet And Teacher

Author by : William R. Herzog
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Description : Herzog has written an introduction for seminary and college students to the discussion about the historical Jesus. He reports on the findings of the Jesus Seminar and also traces other scholarly work in Jesus studies, but with an eye to the theological.


David Ruggles

Author by : Graham Russell Gao Hodges
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Publisher by : Univ of North Carolina Press
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Description : David Ruggles (1810-1849) was one of the most heroic--and has been one of the most often overlooked--figures of the early abolitionist movement in America. Graham Russell Gao Hodges provides the first biography of this African American activist, writer, publisher, and hydrotherapist who secured liberty for more than six hundred former bond people, the most famous of whom was Frederick Douglass. A forceful, courageous voice for black freedom, Ruggles mentored Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and William Cooper Nell in the skills of antislavery activism. As a founder of the New York Committee of Vigilance, he advocated a "practical abolitionism" that included civil disobedience and self-defense in order to preserve the rights of self-emancipated enslaved people and to protect free blacks from kidnappers who would sell them into slavery in the South. Hodges's narrative places Ruggles in the fractious politics and society of New York, where he moved among the highest ranks of state leaders and spoke up for common black New Yorkers. His work on the Committee of Vigilance inspired many upstate New York and New England whites, who allied with him to form a network that became the Underground Railroad. Hodges's portrait of David Ruggles establishes the abolitionist as an essential link between disparate groups--male and female, black and white, clerical and secular, elite and rank-and-file--recasting the history of antebellum abolitionism as a more integrated and cohesive movement than is often portrayed.


Isaiah Among The Ancient Near Eastern Prophets

Author by : Matthijs de Jong
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Description : Offering a comparison between the earliest parts of the book of Isaiah and the Assyrian prophecies, this book maintains that ancient Israelite prophecy, of which Isaiah was an exponent, was much in conformity with ancient Near Eastern prophecy in general.


Minor Prophets Major Themes

Author by : Daniel Berrigan
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Description : One of Daniel Berrigan's best works, Minor Prophets, Major Themes, offers poetic, insightful commentary on the books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachai. From his own experience in the prophetic struggle to end war and injustice, Berrigan brings these ancient texts to new life and uses them to shed light on the life and death struggles for justice and peace today. The author takes these often neglected prophetic works and shows how they speak to us with even greater urgency, pushing us to become a prophetic people, to take up the major themes of justice, disarmament, nonviolence, compassion, and peace. There is simply no other commentary like it.


Prophets And Kings Illustrated

Author by : Ellen G. White
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Publisher by : Digital Inspiration
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Description : The Prolonged Struggle of Supernatural Forces for Creation’s Loyalty as Revealed In— Vol. II.— King Solomon Until the Promised Deliverer —Prophets and Kings Heritage Edition—Some 248 Century-Old Illustrations, 472 pages This volume covers the last half of the Old Testament, from the ascension of Solomon to the throne of Israel to the prophesying of Malachi. It points out the great moral lessons to be learned from Israel’s triumphs, defeats, backslidings, captivity, and reformation, showing God’s mercy toward an obdurate people, and making these lessons of practical help to souls in times of testing. It abounds in great character studies, and above them all rises in glory supernal the coming King, the Lamb of God. CONTENTS Introduction-The Vineyard of the Lord .................. 13 SECTION I. — FROM STRENGTH TO WEAKNESS 1. Solomon ........................................ 21 2. The Temple and Its Dedication........................ 28 3. Pride of Prosperity ..................................... 39 4. Results of Transgression .............................. 45 5. Solomon’s Repentance ................................53 6. The Rending of the Kingdom ......................... 61 7. Jeroboam........................................... 68 8. National Apostasy................................. 75 SECTION II. — PROPHETS OF THE NORTHERN KINGDOM 9. Elijah the Tishbite ..................................... 81 10. The Voice of Stern Rebuke ......................... 87 11. Carmel .............................................. 96 12. From Jezreel to Horeb ........................... 104 13. “What Doest Thou Here?” .............................112 14. “In the Spirit and Power of Elias” ......................118 15. Jehoshaphat ......................................... 126 16. The Fall of the House of Ahab ....................... 135 17. The Call of Elisha ..................................144 18. The Healing of the Waters .......................... 152 19. A Prophet of Peace ................................. 156 20. Naaman ............................................ 162 21. Elisha’s Closing Ministry ........................... 168 22. “Nineveh, That Great City” ....................... 175 23. The Assyrian Captivity ............................185 24. “Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge” ................ 194 SECTION III. — A PREACHER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS 25. The Call of Isaiah ................................... 200 26. “Behold Your God!” ............................... 206 27. Ahaz ................................................. 213 28. Hezekiah ........................................... 219 29. The Ambassadors From Babylon .................... 225 30. Deliverance From Assyria ........................... 231 31. Hope for the Heathen ................................ 243 SECTION IV. — NATIONAL RETRIBUTION 32. Manasseh and Josiah ................................. 252 33. The Book of the Law ................................ 259 34. Jeremiah . ............................................ 268 35. Approaching Doom ................................... 278 36. The Last King of Judah .............................. 288 37. Carried Captive Into Babylon .......................... 297 38. Light Through Darkness .............................. 304 SECTION V. — IN THE LANDS OF THE HEATHEN 39. In the Court of Babylon ................................ 313 40. Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream .............................. 321 41. The Fiery Furnace ................................... 329 42. True Greatness ....................................... 336 43. The Unseen Watcher ................................. 341 44. In the Lions’ Den .................................... 352 SECTION VI. — AFTER THE EXILE 45. The Return of the Exiles ............................. 360 46. “The Prophets of God Helping Them” ............... 369 47. Joshua and the Angel .................................. 378 48. “Not by Might, nor by Power” ........................384 49. In the Days of Queen Esther ........................ 387 50. Ezra, the Priest and Scribe .......................... 393 51. A Spiritual Revival .................................. 400 52. A Man of Opportunity . ........................... 406 53. The Builders on the Wall ............................. 410 54. A Rebuke Against Extortion ....................... 417 55. Heathen Plots ....................................... 421 56. Instructed in the Law of God........................426 57. Reformation ....................................... 431 SECTION VII. — LIGHT AT EVENTIDE 58. The Coming of a Deliverer ........................ 438 59. “The House of Israel” ................................ 452 60. Visions of Future Glory ............................. 463 The Companion Volumes are: Vol. I.— Adam and Eve Through King David’s Reign — Patriarchs and Prophets Vol. III.—The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ — The Desire of Ages Vol. IV.—The Times and Ministry of the Apostles — The Acts of the Apostles Vol. V.—The Christian Era Until Victory is Unanimously Achieved — The Great Controversy * Supernatural Revelations Explaining Past, Present, & Future *— TRANSFORMING TRUTH STRANGER THAN FICTION —


Tracts For Priests And People

Author by : Anonim
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Prophetic Divination

Author by : Martti Nissinen
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Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Description : Prophecy was a wide-spread phenomenon in the ancient world - not only in ancient Israel but in the whole Eastern Mediterranean cultural sphere. This is demonstrated by documents from the ancient Near East, that have been the object of Martti Nissinen’s research for more than twenty years. Nissinen's studies have had a formative influence on the study of the prophetic phenomenon. The present volume presents a selection of thirty-one essays, bringing together essential aspects of prophetic divination in the ancient Near East. The first section of the volume discusses prophecy from theoretical perspectives. The second sections contains studies on prophecy in texts from Mari and Assyria and other cuneiform sources. The third section discusses biblical prophecy in its ancient Near Eastern context, while the fourth section focuses on prophets and prophecy in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Even prophecy in the Dead Sea Scrolls is discussed in the fifth section. The articles are essential reading for anyone studying ancient prophetic phenomenon.


Kings And Prophets

Author by : Cristiano Grottanelli
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This collection of essays examines the respective religious and social functions of kings and prophets as they are presented in the biblical narratives. Biblical kingship is easily shown to be a specific instance of an ancient and widespread institution--sacred monarchy--that was the pivot of most state organizations throughout antiquity; prophetic authority is described as a typical institution of ancient Hebrew society. The difference between monarchy and prophecy is radical, because the former implies a hereditary power and is upheld by its subjects who feed their kings with taxes, while the latter derives its authority from allegedly direct divine inspiration, and though it is also economically dependent it is not explicitly presented as being based upon systematic exploitation. Cristiano Grottanelli interprets the rise of prophecy as a consequence of a crisis of monarchical structures at the beginning of the Iron Age, and connects it to similar phenomena attested in ancient Greek texts derived from a similar crisis. Though monarchy finally won the day in the Ancient Mediterranean in a new imperial form, the new literatures in Greek and Hebrew consonantic and alphabetic scripts shaped nonmonarchic figures to which they attributed some of the functions previously pertaining to monarchy. These new literatures, produced by two cultures that were both highly literate and organized according to nonmonarchical principles, diverged radically in their development and final outcomes. In the Hebrew tradition, monolatry and an official canon of sacred writings were the final result; the prophetic principle was thus overcome by a new ideological construction, centered upon inspired scriptures rather than upon the impromptu performances of inspired persons. In using the prophetic principle against the monarchic, the canonical texts paradoxically shaped their own authority above that of living prophets.


The Prophetic Faith

Author by : Martin Buber
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : The author brings to a focus his interpretation of biblical religion as an existential confrontation between God and man in which God calls man, individual and collectivee, to decision; man responds, and God judges.


Who Do You Say That I Am

Author by : Calvin E. Shenk
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Description : Out of long involvement with adherents of many religions, Shenk dares to assert that one can be profoundly respectful of people of other faith traditions and still retain the integrity of one's own faith. -- from the Foreword by Wilbert R. Shenk Can we respect other religions and still view Christ as normative for all? Yes, says Calvin Shenk, Professor Emeritus of Religion at Eastern Mennonite University. How? Answers are not simple. However, biblical perspectives on religions provide reliable starting points for the journey. And placing Christ at the center of the quest yields clarity amid complexity. For Christians, candid commitment to the uniqueness of Christ is to be accomplished by the integrity of Christ. This leads to loving witness that includes truly dialoguing with persons committed to other religions. 'Who Do You Say That I Am?' assesses contemporary theologies of religious pluralism as well as several of the world's major religions, yet remains accessible to all thoughtful Christians.