Chapter

Past and Present

Christopher Z. Hobson

in The Mount of Vision

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199895861
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980109 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895861.003.0001
Past and Present

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Prophetic thinking began in the dawn of African American Christianization. The chapter discusses relevant issues in recent writing on African American prophecy, examines the biblical traditions African American prophetic thinkers adapted, and presents four partly distinct, partly overlapping African American prophetic traditions, those of Exodus-Deuteronomy, Isaiah-Ezekiel, Jeremiah, and Daniel-Revelation.

Keywords: Afro-Christian; apocalypse; canonical criticism; community-prophetic; covenant; Deuteronomistic history; eschatological; evangelical; historical criticism; jeremiad; millennium; monogenesis; nation language; promise and fulfillment; saving history; turning

Chapter.  17475 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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