Review of An African Background to the Old Testament By Isaac Boaheng

Vusimuzi Goodman Nkuna ORCID iD

Issue: Vol.8  No.2 February 2022 Issue  Article 2 pp.22-26
DOI :  |   Published online 2nd February 2022.
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This paper presents a critical review of the book titled An African Background to the Old Testament written by Rev. Dr. Isaac Boaheng. The purpose of this review is to assess how this book has achieved its objective of enhancing African readers’ contextual reading of the Old Testament(OT). From my perspective as a graduate student in Practical Theology, I am of the opinion that the book has achieved this purpose. Therefore, this review serves to sustain this assertion. The review starts by presenting the book’s overview commencing from the Foreword and ending with Chapter 7. I then conclude the review with a brief evaluation of the extent to which the book has achieved its stated and implied goal(s) followed by some recommendations.

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Vusimuzi Nkuna received his MTh with distinction from North-West University, South Africa. He also holds an MBA from the University of South Africa and a BA Social Work from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa. He is at the foundational stage of his studies towards a PhD in Theology at the South African Theological Seminary. He has been a mentor at the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria, South Africa since 2020. His research interests include pastoral care, the occult in Africa and freedom of religion.

Nkuna V.G., “Review of An African Background to the Old Testament By Isaac Boaheng,” E-Journal of Religious and Theological Studies, 8 no.2 (2022): 22-26.

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