Prophecy and theater
The paradigms used to examine the Hebrew prophetic literature are changing. This paper contributes to that change by developing a paradigm drawn from drama theory and applying that paradigm to the vision reports found in the book of Amos. The outcome is a form critical study that yields beneficial results in understanding both the design and flow of the visions as well as their integration with the surrounding oracles and narration of Amos 5-9. The application of drama theory raises questions concerning the structure and rhetorical design of the current Amos text and provides analytic tools that can be applied to additional prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible.
Doan, William and Giles, Terry. (2000), Prophecy and theater. Journal of Religion & Society, 2.
Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University
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