The books of the Latter Prophets have traditionally been treated as persuasive speeches, and interpreted according to their rhetoric. At the same time, interpreters recognize the poetic form of much prophecy. This study takes up the notion of the “prophet” as “poet”, focusing on word-play in Hosea and on the lyrical plot of that book—the case is made for treating Hosea as a stark, full-length poem of inexhaustible power.
- Contains premier research of the book of Hosea
- Focuses on theological and historical ramifications of the text
- Includes bibliographies and notes to guide study
- Title: Prophecy, Poetry and Hosea
- Author: Gerald Morris
- Publisher: Sheffield
- Publication Date: 2009
- Pages: 167
About Gerald Morris
Gerald Morris is Assistant Professor of Religion, Division of Religion and Philosophy, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.