The bipolarity of sapiential theology

Show simple item record Loader, J.A. (James Alfred), 1945- 2014-03-27T12:15:54Z 2014-03-27T12:15:54Z 2013
dc.description.abstract It is shown that the wisdom of the sages represented in the Book of Proverbs pushes at the limits of wisdom’s rational basis in such a way as to question its own possibilities. The assumption that the Book of Proverbs represents the affirming side of wisdom whereas the Books of Ecclesiastes and Job represent its critical counter-pole is queried. It is argued that the theological stance of the anthology of Proverbs is based on a default affirmative system with a critical counter-position grafted onto it. Conversely, in Ecclesiastes and Job the critical perspective is the main stance, while they nevertheless proceed from the same affirmative basis they find problematical. This basic tenet of biblical wisdom is brought to bear on Walter Brueggemann’s thesis that a biblically informed theology must be “bipolar.” en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Loader, JA 2013, 'The bipolarity of sapiential theology', Old Testament Essays, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 365-383. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1010-9919
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dc.publisher Old Testament Society of South Africa en_US
dc.rights Old Testament Society of South Africa en_US
dc.subject Wisdom en_US
dc.subject Proverbs en_US
dc.subject Ecclesiastes en_US
dc.subject Job en_US
dc.title The bipolarity of sapiential theology en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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