Essay: On wisdom and women

My conference paper on moral reasoning and the Old Testament Wisdom Literature is now available online. The essay was delivered, first, to the Oxford Scriptural Reasoning Group and, most recently, to the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University.

The paper discusses four dimensions of biblical wisdom: its practical moral focus, its embeddedness within a group narrative, its personification as a woman, and its fundamental feminine character.

This discussion is meant to set the stage for further investigation of how the Wisdom Literature complements the Old Testament’s legal and prophetic texts. (That investigation is still on my to-do list!)

You can access a PDF copy of the paper from the Oxford University Research Archive.

Published by Edward A. David

Responsible business. Law and religion. Ethics in public life.

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