Ideas of Amos, by Theme

[Israelite, fl. 740 BCE, Prophet in the reign of Jeroboam II.]

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29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 2. Judaism
Amos was the first prophet to emphasise justice and compassion
     Full Idea: Amos was the first prophet to emphasise social justice and compassion.
     From: report of Amos (30: Book of Amos [c.740 BCE]) by Karen Armstrong - A History of God
     A reaction: It increasingly strikes me that early religious thinkers were actually working out the rules for good community living, but seeing them through the distorting spectacles of religion as a means to post-life salvation.