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Title:The prophetic vocation of Amos in Amos 2:6-16 and its relevance for national development in Nigeria
Author:Olanisebe, Samson
Periodical:African Journal of Biblical Studies
Geographic term:Africa
social problems
Abstract:The Prophet Amos was one of the Prophets raised by Yahweh to confront the issue of national sin and the disruption of social norms that had led to the social inequality that prevailed in Israel in those days, a situation that is capable of hampering any development. This paper examines the background of Amos's prophetic vocation, the contents of his message and the man himself. It also looks at the social and religious landscape in present-day Nigeria and shows that this is comparable to the situation in the kingdom of Israel in Amos's day. The message of Amos is very relevant in contemporary Nigeria. Nigerian church leaders should join the government's struggle to find lasting solutions to the problems impeding national development. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]