Dr. Robert Wafawanaka (STH 1997)

in Alumni/ae Publications
July 26th, 2012

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Dr. Robert Wafawanaka (STH 1997) published Am I Still My Brother’s Keeper? Biblical Perspectives on Poverty. What does the Bible say about poverty and our responsibility toward the poor? This book examines the concept of “brother’s keeper” in both the ancient Near East and the biblical world. Robert Wafawanaka contends that biblical Israel failed to play the rightful role of brother’s keeper and claims that we, too, have strayed from this responsibility. Am I Still My Brother’s Keeper? reveals what we can learn about poverty from a biblical context and how we might appropriate those insights to fight poverty in our own communities. Robert Wafawanaka is assistant professor of Biblical studies and the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. He holds Th.M. and M.T.S. degrees from Harvard Divinity School and a Th.D. degree from Boston University’s School of Theology.  Find more information and order a copy here.