Hear, O Heavens and Listen, O Earth: An Introduction to the Prophets  -     By: Joan E. Cook
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In Hear, O Heavens and Listen, O Earth, Joan E. Cook guides students of theology, Scripture, and ministry in reading the prophetic books according to the current methodologies for biblical study. Writing from a Catholic perspective, she encourages readers to apply the messages of the prophets to contemporary religious and social concerns.
Cook focuses on how to read the Old Testament books of the prophets and addresses the pastoral implications. The study proceeds chronologically and biblical quotations and references are based on the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
Cook encourages students to engage the biblical text and suggests points for reflection and questions for thought and action based on each of the prophetic books.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 081465181X
ISBN-13: 9780814651810
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Publisher's Description

2007 Catholic Press Association Award Winner!

In Hear, O Heavens and Listen, O Earth, Joan E. Cook guides students of theology, Scripture, and ministry in reading the prophetic books according to the current methodologies for biblical study. She encourages readers to apply the messages of the prophets to contemporary religious and social concerns.

Cook focuses on how to read the Old Testament books of the prophets and addresses the pastoral implications. The study proceeds chronologically and biblical quotations and references are based on the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

Cook encourages students to engage the biblical text and suggests points for reflection and questions for thought and action based on each of the prophetic books.

Chapters are Introductory Topics, The Early Prophets, The Eighth Century Prophets in the Northern Kingdom, The Seventh Century Prophets Zephaniah, Nahum, and Habakkuk, Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Baruch, Ezekiel and Obadiah, Exile: Isaiah of Babylon, The Second Temple Period: Third Isaiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Joel and Jonah, and Conclusion.

Joan E. Cook, SC, teaches Scripture at Georgetown University. She is the author of Hannah's Desire, God's Design: Early Interpretation of the Story of Hannah as well as numerous articles on biblical women and biblical prayer.

Author Bio

Joan E. Cook, SC, teaches Scripture at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She is author of Hannah's Desire, God's Design (Sheffield Academic Press, 1999) and Hear, O Heavens and Listen, O Earth: An Introduction to the Prophets (Liturgical Press, 2006), which won a first-place Catholic Press Association award in 2007. Cook has also written numerous articles on biblical women and biblical prayer.

Editorial Reviews

This text has much to offer individuals and groups who simply wish to learn more about the prophets.

WritingWorks

[T]he volume’s accessible style, engagement with most current scholarly trends, and reflection on the contemporary and liturgical significance of the texts, especially within the Catholic tradition, make it highly recommended for library collections and classroom use.
Religious Studies Review

[C]learly written and engaging. Its strength lies in its literary analysis of selected prophetic texts.
Horizons

Hear, O Heavens and Listen, O Earth is extremely readable and accessible, further underlying the importance of reading the ancient prophets in our modern context.
The Biblical Storyteller

Cook’s volume is clear and engaging. . . . succeeds in offering to advanced undergraduate and ministerial students an introduction to the rich literary fabric of the prophetic texts, and invites further conversation.
Interpretation

. . . provides an extensive introduction to Israel’s prophetic literature, and comments on the significance that the prophetic texts have for daily life today.
Old Testament Abstracts

Sister Cook provides a unique and appropriate summation for each of the prophets in which she refers to the prophets in the Christian Lectionary and shows relevance of the prophets to the current world. This is a fine example of biblical pedagogy and will be used as a handy textbook for classes on the Old Testament Prophet.
Catholic Library World

Cook has produced an excellent book on prophets, suitable for ‘graduate and advanced undergraduate students in theology and ministerial programs.’
Catholic Studies

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