M. Daniel Carrol R.: um excelente estudo sobre o profeta Amós

Preparando minhas aulas de Literatura Profética, fiquei impressionado com os elogios de quatro resenhas sobre o livro de

CARROLL R., M. D. Amos – The Prophet and His Oracles: Research on the Book of Amos. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009, xiv + 224 p. – ISBN  9780664224554.

Todos os resenhistas chamam a atenção para a excelência e importância do livro e o recomendam como leitura obrigatória para quem quiser entender a pesquisa atual sobre Amós e os rumos que ela tomará nos próximos anos.

Diz Petronella Verwijs, Corona, Califórnia:

I have no doubt that this book will contribute to a continued investigation into the book of Amos. I myself, after reading this book, am greatly encouraged to continue my part of the task.

Diz James Linville, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canadá:

The author has provided the academic community with a fine review and a well-balanced outlook on the prospects for academic and socially engaged scholarship into Amos and the value in multiple approaches to the book. His noncompromising stance on reading Amos for something opens the “disinterested” scholar to a new world of imaginative and impassioned readings.

Diz Mark Mcentire, Belmont University Nashville, Tennessee:

For at least several years this volume will serve as an ideal starting point for anyone entering the field of scholarship on Amos. Carroll R. has his own agenda, and it feels rather strange to read as he
describes his own work in the third person, but he is a reliable guide to past scholarship and developing trends in Amos studies. The extensive bibliographies in this book have the potential to save readers many hours of their own searching.

Diz Barry A. Jones (na CBQ), Campbell University Divinity School, Buies Creek, North Carolina:

M. Daniel Carroll R. has created a unique resource for the study of Amos that offers both an introduction to scholarship and a tool for further research. He combines a well-organized, up-to-date, and widely inclusive bibliography with introductory essays reflecting on the study of Amos past, present and future. The resulting book puts the fruit of over two centuries of scholarship into the hands of students and scholars.