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Walking in the Prophetic Tradition

Models of Speaking Truth and Acting in Love for Everyday People

by Jason A. Bembry

Foreword by Miriam Perkins

Published by: Wipf and Stock Publishers

166 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.33 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781532649806
  • Published: October 2018

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  • 9781532649820
  • Published: October 2018

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  • 9781532649813
  • Published: October 2018

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Contrary to popular belief, the biblical prophets do far more than predict the future. They speak truth to power, they tell the truth about the uncomfortable past, they indict empty religiosity, they advocate for poor people and working people while seeking justice--all at tremendous risk to themselves. In Walking in the Prophetic Tradition Jason Bembry argues that the prophets have too often been domesticated by cultural impulses that reduce the prophetic message to prediction about Jesus or the end times. This book highlights themes addressed by the Old Testament prophets and connects each theme to modern people who exemplify passion for those same ideals. In this sense the prophetic tradition comes to life in the lived testimony of Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day, Myles Horton, Cesar Chavez, and Cornel West--moderns who stand courageously in this tradition. This book is a guide for all who seek a fuller understanding of the Old Testament prophets and who want to continue their work in the present.
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