Reading Jeremiah in Africa


The book of Jeremiah is often presented as one of the most difficult texts in the Bible, yet it is also a text that speaks with immediacy and power to some of the greatest challenges facing our world today.

In Reading Jeremiah in Africa, Dr. Bungishabaku Katho offers a study that is both accessible and deeply relevant to the particularities of an African context. In a series of ten selected passages, Dr. Katho demonstrates the many parallels between Jeremiah’s Judah and a continent that continues to experience the complex and devastating realities of poverty, injustice, and war. Katho reminds us, however, that Jeremiah is also an exercise in imagination. It is a book of hope, and Katho, like Jeremiah, dares to dream past the present and into a future where God is known and humans flourish.

About the Author

BUNGISHABAKU KATHO has a PhD in Biblical Studies from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He is professor of Old Testament Studies at the Université Shalom de Bunia, DR Congo, where he also serves as Director of Postgraduate Studies for the School of Theology. He is also senior researcher at the Centre de Recherche Multidisciplinaire pour le Développement de Bunia (CRMD Bunia). Dr Katho is founder and executive director of the Jeremiah Center for Faith and Society, and he has written and presented extensively on the book of Jeremiah, including a commentary in French in the Commentaires Bibliques Contemporains series.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839732133

Category: Global Perspectives, Other Commentaries

Region: Africa

Publishing Date: 2021-04-30

Number of pages: 230

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