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.