Drums of Redemption
A New Testament Theology for Africa
If the New Testament records the good news that the Messiah came in the person of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, what good news does it proclaim to the church in Africa today?
Across the African continent, nations are grappling with issues of genocide, terrorism, political instability, ethnic division, abject poverty, environmental degradation, and the rapid erosion of community life and values. There is a dire need for New Testament theology that seriously addresses these social-political realities from an African perspective. Dr. Bitrus Sarma seeks to meet this need, providing a contextual understanding of the gospel for African Christians. Addressing every book of the New Testament, Drums of Redemption is contextually relevant, biblically rooted, and radically hope-filled as it casts a vision for how Christ’s redemptive mission can be experienced in every area of life. An excellent resource for church leaders in training or those already in ministry, it also serves as a powerful example of the incarnational nature of God’s word.
This New Testament theology considers the main themes of each New Testament book and applies these themes to the spiritual needs of the African continent. Scholarly, rich, simply written, Scripture focused, and spiritually uplifting. I highly recommend it.
ECWA Theological College, Tofa, Nigeria
African drums are a powerful means of communicating messages to their listeners. Prof. Bitrus Sarma employs this compelling symbol to communicate that the drums of redemption are the sound that echoes throughout the New Testament. He does this through listening, tracing, investigating, interpreting, applying, and relating the sound of the drums of redemption in the New Testament. This ground-breaking work is a superb contribution to New Testament scholarship.
Samuel Waje Kunhiyop, PhD
South Africa Theological Seminary
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