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    DescriptionThis study demonstrates that the aim of the Bible's wisdom literature is the formation of the moral character of both individuals and the believing community. Brown traces the theme of moral identity and conduct throughout the Old Testament,


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    Title
    Character in Crisis
    Subtitle
    Fresh Approach to the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William P. Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 190
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802841353
    ISBN 10: 080284135X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRCV9
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG9
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    B&T Approval Code: A13503025
    Ingram Subject Code: RF
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.5
    Libri: I-RF
    BISAC V2.8: REL006090
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBOTWIS
    DC22: 223/.06, 223.06
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 223.06
    BISAC V2.8: REL006000
    LC classification: BS1455 .B76 1996, BS1455.B76
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRMF19, QRVX
    Publisher
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Publication date
    02 March 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Rapids
    Back cover copy
    At a time when the chasm between academic scholarship and theological reflection seems to be widening, both the academic guild and the church share in common an uncertainty over how to study and appropriate the wisdom literature of the Old Testament. On the one hand, mainline denominations have for the most part avoided the books of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes in their preaching and educational curriculum. Biblical scholars, on the other hand, have labored hard to identify the theological significance and thematic center of the wisdom literature, but without much consensus. In Character in Crisis, William P. Brown helps to break the impasse by demonstrating that the aim of the Bible's wisdom literature is the formation of moral character - both for individuals and for the community. Brown traces the theme of moral identity and conduct throughout the wisdom literature of the Old Testament, with a concluding reflection on the Epistle of James in the New Testament, and explores a range of issues that includes literary characterization, moral discourse, worldview, and the theology of the ancient sages. He examines the ways in which central characters such as God, wisdom, and human beings are profiled in the wisdom books and shows how their characterizations impart ethical meaning to the reading community, both ancient and modern.