Caught in the Middle: Jeremiah's Vocational Crisis

Terence E. Fretheim

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2002

Issue: Jeremiah (Vol. 22, No 4, Fall, 2002)

Jeremiah's most intense lament (Jer 20:7-18) is best read not as a crisis of faith, but as a crisis of vocation. Jeremiah is caught between a compelling word of God and a recalcitrant people that rejects that word. This lament may prove helpful to pastoral leaders who face a comparable crisis.

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