In volume one of this multi-volume series, Marc Ellis explores the essence of the prophetic by intertwining the context of ordinary life and the explosive reality of Jewish identity, the Holocaust and Israel-Palestine. But Ellis's prophetic challenge extends to people of all faiths and backgrounds.
For Jews, Christians and Muslims, where does the prophetic come from and how do we define it?
Is the heartbeat of the prophetic, God or our own commitment? In our time where belief in God is more difficult does the prophetic suggest only the possibility of God?
With or without God is the prophetic worth the suffering that comes the exile's way?
Ellis's unfolding narration of the prophetic is unique and probing for those who take life, justice and faith seriously.