Jeremiah: Pain and Promise
Kathleen OConnor shows that the intense emotional language of Jeremiah documents a communitys effort to restore their collapsed social world. Both prophet and book provide language to articulate disaster; move self-understanding from delusional security to identity as survivors; constitute individuals as moral agents; and characterize God as suffering trauma along with the...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Fortress Press
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An interesting look into Jeremiah's words as an attempt to heal a community shattered by traumatic violence. The best part of her work is her explanation for the chaotic structure of the book as intentionally set up to reflect the condition of the reader's lives. As they read, they would have to do the work of piecing together meaning and interpretation as they pursue the path do recovery.