Wisdom Literature
College: Trinity College
Instructor(s): Deller, Walter
Course Code: 
TRB3321HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

What does it mean to be wise? How does the Bible understand wisdom as a revelation of God? How might suffering, anomie, and meaninglessness help us grow in our grasp of God's desire for the world and human community? Our focus will be primarily the books of Proverbs, Qohelet (Ecclesiastes) and Job (with an occasional glance at other parts of the biblical traditions) as the classic exemplars of the wisdom tradition of ancient Israel. We will consider cross cultural questions about ancient Near Eastern Wisdom, the evolution of the wisdom tradition, the figure of Sophia, and contemporary responses to the wisdom literature. How might wisdom literature be useful in pastoral and other ministry settings?

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2023
Summer 2021
Start Time: 
11:00
End Time: 
14:00
Hours per Week: 
3
Schedule: 
Tue
Crosslisted to (1): 
Pastoral Thelology
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures