'Jesus the Wisdom of God' brings together insights from wisdom literature and contemporary creation thought in a work that brilliantly illuminates an integrated ecological theology.
Author: Denis Edwards
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
'Jesus the Wisdom of God' brings together insights from wisdom literature and contemporary creation thought in a work that brilliantly illuminates an integrated ecological theology. Adding new depth to the ethical demands of our global ecological situation, Denis Edwards argues that commitment to ecological praxis springs from the very center of Christian identity in Jesus, Trinity, and humanity. Beginning with the wisdom tradition of the Hebrew scriptures, 'Jesus the Wisdom of God' explores what it means to recover the notion that Sophia-Wisdom became incarnate in Jesus of Nazareth, and shows how the universe is altered by this Incarnation. Wisdom Christology then opens out into a view of the trinitarian God at work in ongoing creation. Edwards considers the implications of the trinitarian theology of Richard of St. Victor and St. Bonaventure, centering on the insight that every creature - including humankind - is the free self-expression of the trinitarian God. In this context humanity is revealed as integrally related to all of creation, a part of a single cosmic story. While at one with creation in evolutionary history, humanity is, at the same time, creation come to self-awareness. This train of insights leads to principles for an ecological praxis that affirms human value while insisting that humanity is a part of nature. The whole reinforces commitment to sustainability and a Franciscan attitude of reverence toward God's creation. 'Jesus the Wisdom of God', in a disciplined yet clear way, crafts an alternative to the anthropocentrism and alienation of much of Christian tradition by finding in the very roots of Christian mysticism - and Christian identity - a truly ecological theology for our time. It is profound reading for students, theologians, and all Christians concerned with ecology, and with the interface of science and theology.
This 10-week study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon mines the Wisdom Literature not only for wise principles for living, but also for the wise person these books point to through their drama, poetry, proverb, ...
Author: Nancy Guthrie
This 10-week study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon mines the Wisdom Literature not only for wise principles for living, but also for the wise person these books point to through their drama, poetry, proverb, and song. In her accessible and authentic style, Nancy Guthrie focuses on seeing Jesus in the Old Testament instead of emphasizing works-based moralism. She presents clear commentary and contemporary application of gospel truths, speaking directly to issues such as repentance, submission, happiness, and sexuality. Each weekly lesson includes questions for personal study, a contemporary teaching chapter that emphasizes how the passage fits into the bigger story of redemptive history, a brief section on how the passage uniquely points to what is yet to come at the consummation of Christ’s kingdom, and a leader’s guide for group discussion.
Each title in the series combines solid content with accessibility and readabilitya valuable addition to the library of any college student, thoughtful lay reader, seminarian, or pastor.
Author: Daniel J. Ebert
Publisher: P & R Publishing
"What is true wisdom? While contemporary culture locates it in self-absorption, the first-century apostles revealed how wisdom, a central Old Testament theme, is located in Jesus Christ and in no other. Daniel Ebert explains how Old Testament wisdom motifs are not only fully appropriated in New Testament christology but also far surpassed in God's Son. The Explorations in Biblical Theology series addresses the need for quality literature that attracts believing readers to good theology and builds them up in their faith. Each title in the series combines solid content with accessibility and readability - a valuable addition to the library of any college student, thoughtful lay reader, seminarian, or pastor" -- Publisher description.
This Power-Packed Devotional Focuses On What God Says About The Rewards of Wisdom.
Author: Mike Murdock
Publisher: Wisdom International Inc
This Power-Packed Devotional Focuses On What God Says About The Rewards of Wisdom. This ideal Daily Devotional will enlighten you on subjects about how...Wisdom Creates Joy, Happiness and Peace / The Wisdom of God Multiplies Your Capabilities More Than Ten-Fold / The Tongue of The Wise Is Health. You will understand why Wisdom is so important and mentioned 479 times in the Bible.
Most people, by reading the Bible, are aware of the fact that God is Three Persons. However, by reading the Bible, we also learn that each Person in the God Authority perform different functions. Lord Holy Spirit is the voice of God, He is the One who spoke the Words of God, and commanded people to write the Words of God, in what is commonly known as The Bible.The average person makes 300 decisions per day, and the most important thing that you need when you make any decision is wisdom, not knowledge. This is the reason for this book.
In John 4:21-24, Jesus explains that true worship of God is not confined to a
particular location, because (v24) “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must
worship him in spirit and in truth.” 2. Jesus as the Wisdom of God is Lord of the ...
Author: Dayo Awomolo
This book contains 52 bible study e-mails sent by the author to his Wisdom of God e-mail list from 1999 to 2000. The e-mails have been left largely unedited and are now presented as a weekly bible study guide. This being one of the uses that original recipients of the e-mails put them to. Most of the study is taken from the book of matthew and explanations are provided as to how the rich and profound teachings of Jesus can eb applied in our lives today. Those on the original list found it a source of encouragement as they studied to make themselves approved unto God...(2 Tim. 2:15).
These essays were inspired by the lively, decades-long debate between Karl Barth and Erich Przywara, which was first sparked in 1932 when Barth wrote that the use of natural theology in Roman Catholic thinking was the invention of the ...
Author: Thomas Joseph White
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Does all knowledge of God come through Christ alone, or can human beings discover truths about God philosophically? The Analogy of Being assembles essays by expert Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox theologians to examine the relationship between divine revelation in the person of Jesus Christ and the philosophical capacities of natural reason. These essays were inspired by the lively, decades-long debate between Karl Barth and Erich Przywara, which was first sparked in 1932 when Barth wrote that the use of natural theology in Roman Catholic thinking was the invention of the Antichrist. The contributors to The Analogy of Being analyze and reflect on both sides of Barth and Przywara s spirited discourse, offering diverse responses to a controversy reaching to the very core of Christian faith and theology. It would be difficult to match the range and quality of commentators on this historic exchange between a Catholic philosopher and a renowned Reformed theologian on a subject of enduring significance, given the centrality of analogy to any issue in philosophical theology. Moreover, the contributions exhibit how the issues have come to span ecclesial boundaries as their import has progressively evolved. A splendid collection! David Burrell, C.S.C. Uganda Martyrs University A profound testimony to the enduring significance of the analogia entis debate between Erich Przywara and Karl Barth. Hans Boersma Regent College In a fresh ecumenical context, this extraordinary volume rekindles the mid-twentieth-century encounter between ressourcement thinkers and metaphysical theology. The voices of Przywara, Barth, Balthasar, and others speak anew through leading theologians of our own day in these masterfully orchestrated essays. Matthew Levering University of Dayton
From pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller comes a beautifully packaged, yearlong daily devotional based on the Book of Proverbs.
Author: Timothy Keller
From pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller comes a beautifully packaged, yearlong daily devotional based on the Book of Proverbs. Proverbs is God’s book of wisdom, teaching us the essence and goal of a Christian life. In this 365-day devotional, Timothy Keller offers readers a fresh, inspiring lesson for every day of the year based on different passages within the Book of Proverbs. With his trademark knowledge, Keller unlocks the wisdom within the poetry of Proverbs and guides us toward a new understanding of what it means to live a moral life. God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life is a book that readers will be able to turn to every day, year after year, to cultivate a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with God. This makes a perfect companion to Keller’s devotional on the Psalms, The Songs of Jesus.
This book explains: • Why Christ’s real message to mankind has been ignored. • Why religious leaders don’t want you to know the truth behind the Bible. • Why death does not separate us from our loved ones. • How we can ...
Author: William Moreira
Happiness and contentment have been very difficult, if not impossible, for people to find throughout human history. People have turned to religion for the answers to their deepest questions but have often found the answers to be lacking. William Moreira, a lifelong student of religions, tells you what he has learned from his life and his own personal tragedies. He has now found happiness and contentment and explains how you can find it, too. This book explains: • Why Christ’s real message to mankind has been ignored. • Why religious leaders don’t want you to know the truth behind the Bible. • Why death does not separate us from our loved ones. • How we can understand the real reasons for our suffering. • What to do when your life is not working.
This book is about the female person called Wisdom. The same Wisdom found mainly in the book of Proverbs in the Holy Bible.
Author: Bertha L. Hicks-Drake
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
This book is about the female person called Wisdom. The same Wisdom found mainly in the book of Proverbs in the Holy Bible. By the time you come to the end of this book, you will be fully able to understand how we in all of Christiandom have left out this most important person, and how we need to go back and see who she really is. When you read the book of Proverbs in the past, what did you think as you read about Wisdom? Did you think that she was someone real and alive, or did you think that she was someone mentioned in the Bible in order to give us good advice. Well, this book tells the real love story of God, and identifies who Wisdom really is, what she all did for us, why she was hidden in a mystery, and so much more. She is a female person that the Christian world can no longer afford to overlook as if she is just a mind set, or a way of thinking. The scripture says, "Happy is the man that findeth Wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain there of than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days are in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. Her ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is everyone that retaineth her". Proverbs 3:13-18. This book is a must read, especially for those who still do not believe that the Holy Bible was written by the divine inspiration of God.
In this book, Daniel Henderson shares a Gospel-centered approach to living wisely in a broken world.
Author: Daniel Henderson
Publisher: Bethany House
Ministry Leader Teaches How to Pray for Direction and Guidance Should I take that new job? How can I be a better parent? Who should I marry? How can I make ends meet? We all face challenging questions that keep us up at night, and we don't know who to turn to for answers, or even if there's anyone at all who can help. It turns out there is--the very God who created you. Everyone needs God's wisdom to navigate the complexities of life and manage responsibilities, difficulties, and relationships. Jesus Christ, the source of all wisdom and knowledge, has not called us to figure these things out for ourselves--he is ready to give us his perfect wisdom as we seek him in prayer. In this book, Daniel Henderson shares a Gospel-centered approach to living wisely in a broken world. He gives you practical steps for praying to receive answers in the midst of our confusion and uncertainty as well as questions for group discussion. There is no question you can ask that God can't answer. He's just waiting for you to ask. Includes practical prayer guide and questions for group discussion.
While the theologians we learned from in chapter 2 helped us see the ways that wisdom actively helps expand our understanding of the manifold work of God in Christ, wisdom also plays another, more subtle role. As it turns out, she isn't ...
Author: Adam J. Johnson
Publisher: Lexham Press
In The Reconciling Wisdom of God: Reframing the Doctrine of the Atonement, Adam Johnson, already a leading scholar of the atonement, considers God’s redemptive work in Christ through the atonement as an act of God’s infinite wisdom. In making this crucial turn, Johnson is able to speak to proponents of the various atonement theories and move the discussion forward in a new direction, grounded in the truth of God’s infinite wisdom. Genuinely reframing the debate around the atonement, The Reconciling Wisdom of God is a must-read for students of the atonement.
Release on 2014-12-17 | by Robert P. Vande Kappelle
A. Jesus' Role as Master Teacher B. The Disciples' Role as Pupils C. Jesus as Wisdom of God V. Points of Connection between Jewish Wisdom and the
Gospels Contextual Analysis Jesus as the “Wisdom of God” At various points in
Author: Robert P. Vande Kappelle
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Humans, seeking to understand the nature of reality, have learned to discern life's patterns and to respond to life's vicissitudes by acting wisely, doing what brings happiness and success. The Bible is a record of that journey. It represents the inspired attempt to become wise at the deepest level, living harmoniously with one's community, the earth, and the Creator. Through their inspirational teachings, the sages of the biblical wisdom tradition offer time-honored advice about some of life's most difficult concerns, including the problem of pain, the suffering of the innocent, the nature of evil, the justice of God, and the pervasiveness of death. Wisdom Revealed, a survey of biblical wisdom literature, offers perspective on topics that arise as one follows the text, always with an eye on the big picture, namely, daily living. Those who read this literature will be exposed to a set of core values necessary for vital citizenship and effective leadership at all levels of life. They will also obtain time-honored advice about how to deal with life's uncertainties in a holistic and pragmatic manner, focusing on what it means to be human in the presence of God.
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In this last volume of the Biblical Imagination Series, Michael Card shows how John fills out our picture of Jesus' divine identity, with stories and sayings of Jesus not recorded by the other Gospel writers.
Author: Michael Card
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
John, the longest-surviving of the apostles, recorded in his Gospel a portrait of Jesus built on years of reflection. In this last volume of the Biblical Imagination Series, Michael Card shows how John fills out our picture of Jesus' divine identity, with stories and sayings of Jesus not recorded by the other Gospel writers.
... with philosophy, human wisdom, and the sayings of the wise (1 Cor 1:17—3:23
) completely rejected the value of the human intellect in leading to a knowledge
of God.2 In First Corinthians he identified Christ as the wisdom of God (1:24, 30),
Author: Charles W. Hedrick
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
How would the image of Jesus appear if it were based only on sayings that scholars generally agreed originated with Jesus? And how would the wisdom of Jesus reflected in those few sayings compare to the wisdom of the sages of ancient Israel and the apostles of the early first-century church? To answer such questions historians face serious difficulties. Everything we know about Jesus comes from what later writers thought about him; none of the things they claimed he said came directly from him. "Everything in the early Christian gospels is either derived from historical memory, or is borrowed, or invented," Hedrick claims. Even those few sayings receiving near-universal agreement from historians as sayings of Jesus can only be affirmed as probable rather than certain. The aim of this study is to allow Jesus to speak for himself directly to readers, as nearly as possible in his own words without the theological explanations of his interpreters. The resulting image of Jesus that emerges is a complex picture of a first-century lower-class man who was not religious in a traditional sense. His discourse was the language of the secular world and addressed issues of common life.
Wouldn't You Like To Be Propelled Into The Abundant Life?
Author: Mike Murdock
Publisher: Wisdom International Inc
Wouldn't You Like To Be Propelled Into The Abundant Life? You will soon learn...3 Reasons Why God Delights In Your Success / The Power of Understanding / Wisdom Defined and many more topics. A Fascinating Concept of The Weapons of Understanding.
mightily from one end of the earth to the other , and she orders all things well " ( Wisdom 7 : 25-26 ; 8 : 1 ) . In the rest of Hebrews , the author does not develop in
any detail the theme of Jesus as the Wisdom of God . This is another indication ...
Author: Daniel J. Harrington
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
In the last days of the twentieth century, leading New Testament scholar and popular preacher Daniel Harrington, S.J., asked himself two powerful questions: What might the church of the first century have to say to the church of the twenty-first century? And How might a brief sythesis of what the New Testament says and does not say about the church help bring greater vitality within and unity among the churches? The result of Father Harrington's research and thinking is this timely and important book.
The sayings of Jesus recorded in the Gospels reflect not only the influence of the Israelite wisdom traditions, but also the tradition of the personification of wisdom.In this provocative volume newly available in paperback, Ben ...
Author: Ben Witherington, III
Publisher: Fortress Press
The path of wisdom from Solomon to Jesus and from Jesus to the churchIn the early Jesus movement, wisdom in the person of Jesus was believed to have returned to heaven, exalted to the right hand of God, and to reign from there. But Jesus as wisdom had left both his legacy and his influence behind. The sayings of Jesus recorded in the Gospels reflect not only the influence of the Israelite wisdom traditions, but also the tradition of the personification of wisdom.In this provocative volume newly available in paperback, Ben Witherington provides both an introduction to Israel's wisdom traditions and insight into how Jesus and his sayings fit in that tradition. Beyond this, he demonstrates the on-going significance and influence of these traditions on other New Testament writings. He concludes that Jesus may be viewed primarily as a prophetic sage emphasizing instruction, insight, and humor in a vein counter to the dominant culture.