• The Prophet as a Model of a Spiritual Leader

    Author(s):
    Miguel Gutierrez
    Editor(s):
    Tom de Bruin (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Spes Christiana (journal)
    Subject(s):
    Theology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Pastoral Ministry
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/n760-x742
    Abstract:
    The article investigates the role of the prophet in Israel’s society, in order to provide a model for the church today. The first part offers a brief description of Israel’s society according to the covenant, especially of its “power system.” The power system in Israel appears as a “mobile power system” (Trigano), which combines reality with a “utopian vision” of the world. Furthermore, in that power system the prophet appears as its “mobile part,” a permanent correction: “God's voice in the city” (Trigano). In a more concrete way, the prophets call to follow a “politics of justice” in the name of the covenant. The second part tries to apply the “prophetical ministry” to the life of the church. We observe that the gospel integrates the prophets’ “politics of justice” with the mission of the church – cf. Lk 4:16‒21. Accordingly, we try to describe the church’s mission as an “integral evangelization,” which includes this “politics of justice” as a fundamental part of its mission. We also try to define the role of the pastor in two categories which derive from the “prophetical ministry:” the “pastor-evangelist” and the “pastor-theologian.”
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    Status:
    Scheduled
    Last Updated:
    2 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial

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