For the Love of Wisdom: Scripture, Philosophy, and Creation Order
College: Institute for Christian Studies
Instructor 1: Ansell, Nicholas
Basic degree students enrol in ICT3791HS
Date Cancelled: 
Apr 17, 2019
Course Code: 
ICT6791HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

If philosophy may be seen as "the love of wisdom," how might this (western) wisdom be related to the wisdom literature of the Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament), and to the wider sapiential characteristics and concerns of the biblical canon? Is the focus on (creation) order that many OT/HB scholars find in the wisdom literature indicative of a kind of philosophical awareness? Or is it an imposition of a later western "wisdom" onto the biblical writings? Does biblical wisdom thinking naturally lead to the development of a Christian appreciation for, and development of, philosophy? Or does a potential clash between rival (biblical and western) wisdom traditions suggest that the notion of "Christian philosophy" is oxymoronic? In conversation with the writings of Gerhard von Rad, Roland Murphy, Pierre Hadot, and others, this course will explore how wisdom thinking, as disclosed in Scripture, provokes a re-examination of the roots of western philosophy and the scholarly implications of biblical revelation.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2020
Winter 2016
Start Time: 
TBA
End Time: 
TBA
Hours per Week: 
3
Schedule: 
TBA
Minimum: 
5
Maximum: 
20
Enrolment Notes: 
Students need to contact the ICS Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu
Teaching Method: 
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Research Paper