General editors' preface; Preface; 1. Amos: the critical issues; 2. Religious belief and practice in Amos's day; 3. The theology of Amos and his circle; 4. Theological theme in the additions to the book of Amos; 5. The theology of the book of Amos; 6. The reception of the theology of Amos; 7. The theology of Amos then and now.
This book provides a detailed exploration of the important elements of the theology underlying the book of Amos.
John Barton is Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford. He is the author of numerous monographs, including Amos's Oracles against the Nations (1980), The Spirit and the Letter: Studies in the Biblical Canon (1997) and The Nature of Biblical Criticism (2007).
'Barton's discussion is accessible for a broad audience.'
Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology
'It naturally becomes the prime port of call for those interested in the theological significance of Amos ... this is a lucid and thoughtful account of Amos, both the prophet and the book, which can hardly fail to give the reader a fresh appreciation.' Walter Moberly, Theology
'Barton's work is a new standard for the theological analysis of biblical books and highly recommended for students and scholars alike.' Religious Studies Review
"Barton's work is a new standard for the theological analysis of biblical books and highly recommended for students and scholars alike." Religious Studies Review