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Psychology of Prophecy. A Study of the Prophetic Mind as Manifested by the Ancient Hebrew Prophets [INSCRIBED]

Kaplan, Jacob H.

Published by Julius H. Greenstone, Philadelphia, 1908
Condition: Good Hardcover

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Ex-library. 4to. XII, 148pp. Original green cloth with blind stamped border on front cover and gold lettering on front board and spine. Front free endpaper inscribed by the author. Anticipating the more famous work on this subject by Abraham Heschel, Jacob Kaplan was the first to delve into the mind of the prophets using the newly established discipline of psychology. Few historical characters have been as engaging as the prophets of ancient Israel. Kaplan begins his exploration by examining the origin of the word "prophet" in Hebrew, and popular conceptions of the prophets as wonder workers, predictors of the future, and teachers of ethics. After considering miracles and the relationship between prophets and other religious professionals in the ancient Near East, Kaplan examines the prophetic genius. In regard to the psychology of prophecy, the concept of the prophetic call and the attendant phenomena of premonition, revelation, the word of God, dreams, visions, ecstasy, and inspiration are all important elements thoroughly explored. True to his psychological approach, Kaplan determines that prophetic phenomena are profoundly human, and are found in cultures throughout the world. Library pocket and library stamp on free front endpaper. Some edge wear to binding with minor discoloration along edges and on spine. Corners and head and tail of spine slightly rubbed. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 34089

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Title: Psychology of Prophecy. A Study of the ...

Publisher: Julius H. Greenstone, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1908

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First edition.

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