Umoren, Gerald Emem
A priest in the Diocese of Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria, he obtained his doctorate in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome, Italy. The author has taught in Africa, Europe and the United States and most recently is a lecturer in Old Testament Studies at the Federal University of Uyo, Nigeria.2017 1-4955-0557-7
Displacement from home as a refugee easily creates hopelessness for the victims. The recent history of Nigeria reflects this paradigm. Utilizing exegetical methods in the study of the lamentations of the Old Testament exiles contained in Psalm 137 within this the author examines the feelings of hope and despair. From a Presentist perspective a comparative evaluation of victims' attitudes and hopes for restoration are considered.