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A Disciplinary Procedure: Stimulating Growth in Virtue

James L. Crenshaw

in Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195140026
eISBN:
9780199835607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140028.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The necessity for parental discipline to instill virtue in children raises the possibility that God employs evil for similar purposes. This popular understanding of evil and the possibilities ... More


Programmatic Speeches

Kurt Flasch

in Meister Eckhart: Philosopher of Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204865
eISBN:
9780300216370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204865.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines three of Meister Eckhart's texts that outline a new metaphysics as theology and reflect the basic lines of his ethical thought: the prologues to the Tripartite Work; the first ... More


Wisdom and the ‘Others’

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter provides information on the wisdom literature of the Old Testament (OT) by focusing on several biblical persons including Job, Ben Sira, and Solomon. Wisdom literature reflects a general ... More


Wisdom Texts

Lawrence M. Wills

in Introduction to the Apocrypha: Jewish Books in Christian Bibles

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300248791
eISBN:
9780300258769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300248791.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter three addresses the texts of the Apocrypha related to Jewish wisdom. In ancient Israel wisdom was associated with Proverbs and the education of elite males, especially scribes. But there were ... More


Thematic Coherence and Thematic Aggregation

Alexander Samely

in Profiling Jewish Literature in Antiquity: An Inventory, from Second Temple Texts to the Talmuds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684328
eISBN:
9780191764981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684328.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter explains the varieties of features one encounters in texts of thematic discourse or description, a key branch of ancient Jewish literature. In particular, both texts of proverbial ... More


The Development of the Christian Biblical Canon: A Survey of the Early Period

Edmon L. Gallagher and John D. Meade

in The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198792499
eISBN:
9780191834493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792499.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In order to provide context for the presentation of the canon lists, here we introduce the major stages in canon history, the data relevant to each stage, and the prominent scholarly theories ... More


Four Old Testament Books as Inspired and Inspiring

Gerald O’Collins, SJ

in Inspiration: Towards a Christian Interpretation of Biblical Inspiration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198824183
eISBN:
9780191868443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824183.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the inspired composition and inspiring impact of four Old Testament books (Genesis, Psalms, Isaiah, and Sirach). Biblical texts came from many anonymous persons (e.g. Genesis ... More


The School of Solomon

Michael C. Legaspi

in Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190885120
eISBN:
9780190885151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885120.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Aristobulus and the author of Wisdom of Solomon conceived of wisdom in much the same way that earlier Greek, non-Jewish thinkers did: as knowledge of the whole—of things human, cosmic, and ... More


Pistis in the Septuagint

Teresa Morgan

in Roman Faith and Christian Faith: Pistis and Fides in the Early Roman Empire and Early Churches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198724148
eISBN:
9780191791956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724148.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter discusses the role of divine–human and intra-human pistis in the Septuagint, arguing that an evolution can be detected from the books of the Pentateuch to the Hellenistic wisdom ... More


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