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Teaching the Prophets, Living As Prophets



This 55-page booklet for high school and college theology courses offers a process for applying the words of the Hebrew prophets to our own times, explores the five dimensions of prophetic ministry and how youth and adults can be prophets, and presents profiles and  reflections on 10 contemporary prophets.



Table of Contents

Teacher Pages

  • Teacher Overview and Process Suggestions

  • Who and What Is a Prophet?

  • What Is the Prophetic Message?

  • Prophets Today in My Life

  • How Can We Be Prophetic?

Student Pages

  • The Hebrew Prophets – Amos and Isaiah

  • Jeremiah Illustrates the Mission and Message of All God’s Prophets

  • “Maybe For Us, Today, in This Country”

  • True and False Prophets

  • Five Ways of Being a Prophet

  • “Me a Prophet?  No Way!”

Recent Applications of the Prophetic Word

  • “In the Face of Escalating Violence, Escalate Love” (October 7, 2001) 

  • “Choice Grapes or Wild Grapes?”  (October 6, 2002)

  • “Holy Week and the Call to Peacemaking: Being Donkeys for Peace”

  • “When Silence Is Betrayal”  (April 4, 1967)

  • “Silent Witness for Peace at the White House” (April 2003)

Contemporary Prophets for Peace, for the Poor, and for the Earth

Prophetic Voices from the US - Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen , Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, The Catholic Bishops of Appalachia Prophetic Voices outside the US - Archbishop Oscar Romero, Fr. Elias Chacour of Palestine, Mairead Corrigan Maguire of Northern Ireland, Francis of Assisi, Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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