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Seeing the World and Knowing God: Hebrew Wisdom and Christian Doctrine in a Late-Modern Context

Paul S. Fiddes


This book aims to create a Christian theology of wisdom for the present day, in discussion with two sets of conversation-partners. The first are writers of the ‘wisdom literature’ in ancient Israel and the Jewish community in Alexandria. Here, special attention is given to the biblical books of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. The second conversation-partners are philosophers and thinkers of the late-modern age, among them Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Levinas, Julia Kristeva, Paul Ricoeur, and Hannah Arendt. In the late-modern period there has been a reaction against an inherited conception of th ... More

Keywords: wisdom, wisdom literature, late-modernism, self, observation, participation, relations, attunement, signs, Trinity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199644100
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644100.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul S. Fiddes, author
Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Oxford and Director of Research, Regent's Park College, Oxford