Prophecy

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[Revised entry by Scott A. Davison on October 18, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
A prophet is a person who plays a special role mediating the relationship between other people and the divine. Typically, a prophet is envisioned as a channel through which God communicates to others some important information that could not have been known to the prophet in any ordinary way. Prophecy is interesting from a philosophical point of view for many reasons, including the fact that it raises compelling questions about divine knowledge/ communication, human language, the nature of time, and human freedom. Unlike…

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