Amos: The Prophet and His Oracles
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Daniel Carroll R has produced an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to one of the most important books of the Old Testament. He introduces the reader to the study of Amos in several ways, tracing the history of research into the book and pointing out profitable directions for future study. He also provides an anthology of readings that illustrate the multiple ways Amos has been analysed and appropriated, followed by a set of bibliographies to serve as guides for the reader's own research.
The book of Amos holds a unique and central place among the canonical prophetic literature and presents a special array of issues for scholarly discussion. This book provides a thorough and balanced overview of the history of scholarship on the book of Amos; two essays that trace the history of scholarship and offers promising lines for further inquiry; a substantial anthology of readings of the multiple ways Amos has been analyzed and appropriated; an extensive and current bibliography; and notes on doctoral dissertations conducted in recent years. The result is a comprehensive compendium or resources for scholarly writing on the book of Amos.^
M. Daniel Carroll R. is the son of a Guatemalan mother and an American father, who himself was the son of Irish immigrants. Danny was raised bilingual and bicultural in Houston, Texas, and he spent many summers of his youth in Guatemala. Before returning to the U.S. in the summer of 1996, he was an Old Testament professor for 13 years at an interdenominational seminary in Guatemala City. He continues as adjunct professor there. His primary research interests are in the prophetic literature and Old Testament social ethics.
Danny has been involved in issues related to Hispanic immigration for many years and attends an Hispanic church. The fact that he is comfortable in both Hispanic and Anglo cultures helps Danny bring an irenic spirit and lots of personal experience to the immigration discussion.
Danny has a B.A. in English Literature from Rice University, a Th.M. in Old Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Old Testament from the University of Sheffield in England. He is Blanchard Professor of Old Testament in the Graduate School of Wheaton College.