Religion of the Prophets: The Message of Isaiah #1
June 15, 1952
June 15, 1952. Running time: 25:27. This begins Thurman's interpretation of the social, historical, and narrative context of the biblical prophet, Isaiah, and Israel in the 8th century BCE. Thurman considers certain aspects of what he calls Isaiah’s "vocational significance." Isaiah grew up in the city but in a revelation realized he was unclean and not Godly. Isaiah makes it his work to seek out God and has a "utopian vision" of the world. Isaiah's utopian vision involves spreading knowledge of God across the world until people's fears disperse. This vision is relevant at a time of atomic weapon development.