The Theology of the Book of Amos

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The Theology of the Book of Amos

By John Barton

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In modern times Amos has come to be considered one of the most important prophets, mainly for his uncompromising message about social justice. This book provides a detailed exploration of this theme and other important elements of the theology underlying the book of Amos. It also includes chapters on the text itself, providing a critical assessment of how the book came to be, the original message of Amos and his circle, which parts of the book may have been added by later scribes, and the finished form of the book. The author also considers the book's reception in ancient and modern times by interpreters as varied as rabbis, the Church Fathers, the Reformers and liberation theologians. Throughout, the focus is on how to read the book of Amos holistically to understand the organic development of the prophet's message through the many stages of the book's development and interpretation.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Religion -> Bibles

The Theology of the Book of Amos
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 4/30/12
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139411209
ISBN 13: 9781139411202
Print ISBN: 9780521855778

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