The Lord Roars
Recovering the Prophetic Voice for Today
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The world cries out for a prophetic word to the chaos, unrest, and destructiveness of our times. Can the biblical prophets speak into our world today?
Leading Old Testament ethicist M. Daniel Carroll R. shows that learning from the prophets can make us better prepared for Christian witness. In this guide to the ethical material of Old Testament prophetic literature, Carroll highlights key ethical concerns of the three prophets most associated with social critique--Amos, Isaiah, and Micah--showing their relevance for those who wish to speak with a prophetic voice today.
The book focuses on the pride that generates injustice and the religious life that legitimates an unacceptable status quo--both of which bring judgment--as well as the ethical importance of the visions of restoration after divine judgment. Each of these components in the biblical text makes its own particular call to readers to respond in an appropriate manner. The book also links biblical teaching with prophetic voices of the modern era.
1. Reimagining Reality: The Power of the Prophetic Text
2. Prophetic Critique: Deconstructing the Unacceptable
3. "Let Justice Roll Down": Worship and Social Responsibility
4. Hope for the Future: The Relevance of Eschatology
Epilogue: Toward the Prophetic Vision for Today