The Possibility of Contemporary Prophetic Acts
From Jeremiah to Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"The literature of biblical prophecy is a classic, and the mark of a classic is perpetual contemporaneity. In the able hands of theologian Randall Bush the spirit and words of the prophets are as relevant, livable, and urgent as if they had been written yesterday."
--Daniel Maguire, Marquette University
"The modern study of the Hebrew Prophets often treats these fascinating and provocative figures as relics of the past, as representatives of an institution of another age and culture. In this book, Randy Bush adeptly brings the Prophets close so we can see their enduring significance, namely, to call forth in every age prophetic acts, acts that transform the human understanding of what God demands and desires for our world. We are indebted to Bush for revealing the possibility of prophetic acts in our time."
--Jerome Creach, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
"The Occupy Movement, placing a flower in the barrel of a soldier's gun in Beijing, mass protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square, bereaved Amish parents caring for the family of the person who shot their children . . . can any of these public actions count as prophetic? Here is a lucid analysis of prophetic action that is biblically rooted, theologically rich, and irresistibly compelling. Bush provides here powerful criteria for discerning genuine prophetic action in the contemporary world."
--Gordon S. Mikoski, Princeton Theological Seminary