Description: A foundational law promoting worship of the God of the Exodus (the Decalogue's First Commandment) has little meaning without a government policy permitting such worship. Robert Kimball Shinkoskey discusses policies in the Bible which enact freedom of religion for prophets and other dissidents who work to restore worship of the God of their ancestors. In the process, he challenges the theological idea of the cessation of prophecy. New revelation from God is necessary to rescue ancient Israel from backsliding and restore her to a place of security and tranquility in a Mediterranean world gone mad with imperial war-making.
Subjects: Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology
Review by J. Gordon McConville
Citation: J. Gordon McConville, review of Robert Kimball Shinkoskey, Do My Prophets No Harm: Revelation and Religious Liberty in the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).
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