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Wisdom's Wonder

William P. Brown

Paperback 2014-03-11

Publisher Description

Explores the biblical wisdom books anew through the interpretive lens of wonder

Wisdom's Wonder offers a fresh reading of the Hebrew Bible's wisdom literature with a unique emphasis on "wonder" as the framework for understanding biblical wisdom. William Brown argues that wonder effectively integrates biblical wisdom's emphasis on character formation and its outlook on creation, effectively breaking an impasse that has plagued recent wisdom studies.

Drawing from various disciplines -- from philosophy to neuroscience -- Brown discovers new distinctions and connections among Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. Central to each book, he claims, are certain "texts of tremendum," which evoke the wide range of wonder's nuance, from "fear seeking understanding" to confounding perplexity to unbridled joy.

An extensive revision and expansion of Brown's Character in Crisis (Eerdmans, 1996), this book demonstrates that the wisdom books are much more than simply advice literature -- with wonder as the foundation for understanding, Brown maintains that wisdom is a process with transformation of the self as the goal.

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Publisher Description

Explores the biblical wisdom books anew through the interpretive lens of wonder

Wisdom's Wonder offers a fresh reading of the Hebrew Bible's wisdom literature with a unique emphasis on "wonder" as the framework for understanding biblical wisdom. William Brown argues that wonder effectively integrates biblical wisdom's emphasis on character formation and its outlook on creation, effectively breaking an impasse that has plagued recent wisdom studies.

Drawing from various disciplines -- from philosophy to neuroscience -- Brown discovers new distinctions and connections among Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. Central to each book, he claims, are certain "texts of tremendum," which evoke the wide range of wonder's nuance, from "fear seeking understanding" to confounding perplexity to unbridled joy.

An extensive revision and expansion of Brown's Character in Crisis (Eerdmans, 1996), this book demonstrates that the wisdom books are much more than simply advice literature -- with wonder as the foundation for understanding, Brown maintains that wisdom is a process with transformation of the self as the goal.

Koorong Code391120
ISBN0802867936
EAN9780802867933
Pages236
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryBiblical Studies
Sub-CategoryOld Testament
PublisherEerdmans
Publication DateMar 2014
Dimensions10 x 152 x 228mm
Weight0.34kg