Rethinking the Prophetic Critique of Worship in Amos 5 for Contemporary Nigeria and the USA
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Michael Udoekpo is one of the finest emerging new scholars from the third world. Thoroughly conversant with modern prophetic studies, he rightly applies Amos' critique of economic prosperity, the gulf between rich and poor, and religious hypocrisy to his native Nigerian society as well as to American society. This is a thorough reevaluation of Amos' theology of worship applied to religious communities in Africa, especially to Nigeria, and in the United States. All who would faithfully preach, teach, and live out the word of God can profit from this new analysis of the Prophet Amos."
--Richard C. Lux, Professor Emeritus, Scripture Studies, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology; Founding Director, Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies, Sacred Heart
"Michael Ufok Udoekpo writes from the perspective of a biblical scholar with personal familiarity with both Nigeria and the United States. This book reflects his passion for applying the word of God to the two cultures that he knows best. . . . In one place, the reader may find a substantive exegetical-theological analysis of the book of Amos in its historical and literary context and a thoughtful and detailed discussion of its pastoral application to two contemporary cultures."
--From the foreword by David A. Bosworth