Understanding the Book of Isaiah: Getting to Know the Famous but Misunderstood Prophet

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Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Portland
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Understanding the Book of Isaiah: Getting to Know the Famous but Misunderstood Prophet

Podcast-style audio course -
Length: 5 hrs
Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Portland
(1 customer review)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

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Isaiah is perhaps the most famous, most beloved and least understood Old Testament Prophet.

This expertly taught 12-lecture course is designed to deepen your understanding of this visionary prophet. You’ll explore the passion and poetry that arrests the hearts and minds of readers across millennia. You will be drawn deeply into the poet-prophet Isaiah’s world with all its sham, beauty, hope and promise.

Isaiah’s words accompany some of the most gripping passages of the New Testament. A virgin with child, voice in the wilderness, light in the darkness, beyond My servant, hope for gentiles, fire is not quenched, are just a few examples drawn from the Gospels. The book of Romans alone references Isaiah twenty times!

But Isaiah’s words were also powerful in his own day. <

Audio Sample:

Isaiah is perhaps the most famous, most beloved and least understood Old Testament Prophet.

This expertly taught 12-lecture course is designed to deepen your understanding of this visionary prophet. You’ll explore the passion and poetry that arrests the hearts and minds of readers across millennia. You will be drawn deeply into the poet-prophet Isaiah’s world with all its sham, beauty, hope and promise.

Isaiah’s words accompany some of the most gripping passages of the New Testament. A virgin with child, voice in the wilderness, light in the darkness, beyond My servant, hope for gentiles, fire is not quenched, are just a few examples drawn from the Gospels. The book of Romans alone references Isaiah twenty times!

But Isaiah’s words were also powerful in his own day.

Explore the historical times of Isaiah, the literary artistry of the text, the role that the nations play in the unfolding vision of global and cosmic transformation, and the relationship between ethical praxis and worship.

Encounter the story of Isaiah’s last days with Hezekiah before the collapse of the Southern Kingdom Judah that leaves the people utterly landless and on the brink of despair. Isaiah’s servant songs call people then and now to mission, and the poet’s vision of a New Jerusalem speaks about the transformation of not only a city but also the entire people of God.

Isaiah’s message is a poem to be sung and a vision to be lived for all time.

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Carol J. Dempsey, O.P., Ph.D., is Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Portland, Oregon and has been a member of the Order of Preachers for 35 years. She holds a BA from Caldwell College, NJ, an MA from St. Louis University, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Carol is the author of 5 books including Isaiah: God’s Poet of Light, Justice: A Biblical Perspective, Jeremiah: Preacher of Grace, ,Poet of Truth, The Prophets: A Liberation Critical Reading and Hope Amid the Ruins: The Ethics of Israel’s Prophets. The former Vice President of the National College Theology Society, Carol has published numerous articles in the area of prophets, biblical theology, ecology, biblical ethics and gender studies in scholarly journals as well as in scholarly books of collected essays. She has delivered more than 50 scholarly papers at national and international professional conferences, and has been invited to lecture nationally and internationally for various colleges, universities, and other groups.

  • Isaiah and His Times and Text
  • The Double Vision of a Poet: Isaiah 1-12
  • Words of Woe Concerning the Nations: Isaiah 13-23
  • A Disturbing Yet Hopeful Vision: Isaiah 24-27
  • Poems, Prayers and Promises: Isaiah 28-35
  • Entries from a Diary: Isaiah 36-39
  • Comfort, Comfort My People: Isaiah 40-41
  • Sing a New Song: Isaiah 42-44:33
  • Israel, Cyrus and Babylon: Poems of Good News: Isaiah 44:24-48; 51-52:12; 54:1-55:13
  • The Servant Songs: Isaiah 42: 1-4 [5-9]; 49:1-7; 50:4-9; 52:13-53:12
  • Covenant, Worship, Right Relationship and Justice: Isaiah 56:1-59:21; 63-65
  • Jerusalem, Jerusalem: A City Condemned, A City Restored: Isaiah 1:21-31; 60-62; 66:7-13

1 review for Understanding the Book of Isaiah: Getting to Know the Famous but Misunderstood Prophet

  1. Rev. George E. D., CO

    2017 Christmas Survey

    The course on Isaiah as a poet more that as a prophet gave me the opportunity to read this important book in a different light.

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