by Federico G. Villanueva

The book of Lamentations cannot be truly appreciated without knowing suffering and the agony that follows tragic experiences. In this commentary Dr. Federico Villanueva relates the experience of his fellow country men and women in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda to the experience of the Jewish people after the destruction of Judah and the city of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. By drawing these parallels the author hopes that together we will read Lamentations in collective solidarity with a suffering people.


About the Author

FEDERICO G. VILLANUEVA earned his PhD in Old Testament studies at Trinity College, University of Bristol, UK. He currently teaches part-time in several institutions in the Philippines, including the Asia Graduate School of Theology, Loyola School of Theology in Ateneo Manila, and Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay. is married to Rosemarie, with two children, Emier and Faye. He has been in pastoral ministry in Manila for over a decade and recognizes the significance of lament for the life of the church there. He regularly visits other churches in the Philippines to preach, often on the Psalms, as well as teaching in seminaries on how to preach the Psalms. He serves as Scholars Care Coordinator in Asia for Langham Partnership and is the Publications Secretary of the Asia Theological Association.

Book Information

  • Author: Federico G. Villanueva
  • ISBN: 9781783681914
  • Category: Other Commentaries
  • Region: Asia
  • Publisher: Langham Publishing
  • Publishing Date: 07/31/2016
  • Number of Pages: 134



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