What is wisdom—and where is it to be found? A number of experts in a wide range of theological and related disciplines have come together to explore this question. In the first part they consider wisdom in Israel and in the church, drawing upon scriptural sources and historical case-studies. In the second part, theologians, philosophers, social scientists, ethicists and educationalists look at wisdom in the contemporary world. While much good work has been done on biblical traditions, there has been very little on the many facets of wisdom in the Judeo-Christian theological, philosophical and ethical traditions. This book breaks considerable new ground.
There is a great deal of wisdom about wisdom to be found in this wonderful book. I can think of no greater recommendation for a book than when I read through it, I was thinking, ‘I would love to have a class carefully read through these essays as in the process I think we should all be made better.’ That’s what a good book does, and Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? does it.
—Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University