The Book of Jeremiah emphasises that the prophet has his authority from God, who communicated this authority to the prophet by calling him. Being invested with divine authority, the prophet was disjuncted from the people, but conjuncted with God, in a process where the divine word is closely assimilated with the prophet. Thus, the literary persona, the prophet, and his book, is able to talk with normative authority in a context, post-exilic Judah/Yehud, which calls for normativity to sustain the rebuilding of society. The question remains if this normative authority can be upheld today, and if so, in which form.
Acta Jutlandica. Teologisk Serie: Religion and Normativity, 2009, p. 110-118
Jeremias' Bog; Profetisme; Gammeltestamentlig teologi; Post-eksilsk teologi; Bibelens autoritet; The Book of Jeremiah; Prophecy; Old Testament Theology; Post-exilic theology; Authority of the Bible