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he has spoken through the prophets (4-2)

he has spoken through the prophets (4-2) - III Theological...

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Outline “He has spoken through the prophets” I. Introduction to the prophetic books a. 10 th - 6 th c. BCE b. Purpose: to give voice to God’s word (“Thus says the Lord”) c. Themes: justice, righteousness, covenant, punishment, restoration d. Amos i. 8 th c. BCE ii. time of prosperity iii. challenge to status quo e. prophecy in the early Christian church i. gift of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12) ii. possibility of fraud: Montanus and Joachim of Fiore iii. development of NT canon: orthodoxy, liturgical use, apostolic origin II. Amos a. Who was Amos? b. What was Amos’ message? i. Imminent judgment of Israel and her neighbors ii. Because of sin 1. sins of neighbors 2. sins of Israel 3. whose sins are worse? 4. Israel as God’s chosen people iii. call to justice and righteousness (chapter 5) iv. ultimate restoration (chapter 9)
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Unformatted text preview: III. Theological Reflection a. What do we learn about God from the book of Amos? b. What does Amos contribute to an understanding of Jesus? i. Jesus as fulfillment of prophecy and as prophet himself ii. To follow Jesus is to challenge the status quo (like Amos) iii. To follow Jesus might be to invite rejection by others (like Amos) iv. To follow Jesus is to insist on justice (like Amos) c. The prophetic tradition today i. Examples of modern-day prophets: Dorothy Day, MLK jr., others? ii. How do we respond to “prophets”? iii. Of what sins might “prophets” accuse us ? iv. What would it take to restore the covenant today? Vocabulary Muratorian fragment Montanus (2 nd c.) Joachim of Fiore (12 th c.) 1...
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