When a reluctant Jonah finally entered Nineveh to announce God's grace to the powerful Assyrian empire, God brought about reconciliation between the oppressors and the oppressed. Today, too, the world is inhabited by both oppressors and oppressed, and in desperate need of reconciliation--between different ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic levels, and gender and sexual orientations.
Liberating Jonah describes the significant role that can be played by the underrepresented and oppressed as instruments of reconciliation today. Accessible language makes this book appropriate for undergraduate classrooms as well as church study groups.
Miguel A. De La Torre is professor of social ethics and Latino/a studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. An ordained Southern Baptist minister, he is the author of 18 books, including Reading the Bible from the Margins, Trails of Hope and Terror, and Introducing Liberative Theologies (all Orbis). Winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Martin Marty Public Scholarship Award.