The Shoah is with no query the defining second in sleek historical past, and it has reworked the way during which the Bible is learn and the way God is known. Questions that hitherto have been not often posed publicly needs to now be posed, and the human drama born out of exile, bondage, and genocide needs to be reckoned with in a brand new mild.
These are concerns which are predicated on a loyal God to whom not easy or even unanswerable questions needs to be voiced. So, how may possibly the Hebrew prophets deal with such modern matters as imperial militarism, eminent area, belief and trauma, starvation and gear, reminiscence and disgrace, blame and self-critique, insanity and exceptionalism?
The bold phrases of the Hebrew prophets should have voices of testimony and witness in our time. This publication speaks to that problem.
"Hemchand Gossai has accrued key emphases from the prophetic corpus with awesome readability and enabled a pointy and considerate connection to modern concerns. The prophets stay back during this insightful book!"
--Terence Fretheim, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
"The voice of the Hebrew prophets advocating justice and equality for all people in rebuke of the beneficiaries of exploitative economics and retaliatory strength involves piercing readability in Gossai's booklet. His hermeneutic of engagement attracts the ancestral pioneers of Scripture and their sleek heirs right into a rigorous theopolitical discourse eschewing definitive strategies whereas denying the opposite renowned replacement of brushing aside historical texts as expired and irrelevant."
--Paul D. Hanson, Harvard Divinity tuition, Cambridge, MA
"With incredible lucidity, Gossai takes the troubles of Israel's historical prophets to the worldwide market this day. He underscores the self-destructive, violent nature of the 'empire' then and now, and demanding situations readers to connect to the prophetic be aware as a way to act prophetically, imaginatively, and responsibly within the face of pervasive inequities. Gossai has blared a warning sign to us all, in particular to these engaged in self-serving own, political, social, non secular, or highbrow efforts."
--Carol J. Dempsey, college of Portland, Portland, OR
Hemchand Gossai is affiliate Dean of Liberal Arts at Northern Virginia neighborhood collage, Annandale. he's the writer of numerous books together with Social Critique via Israel's Eighth-Century Prophets, Barrenness and Blessing, and Power and Marginality within the Abraham Narratives. He speaks greatly on civic engagement and social justice issues.