Character in Crisis: A Fresh Approach to the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament
Crenshaw, James L., Interpretation
Character in Crisis: A Fresh Approach to the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament, by William P. Brown. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, 1996. 179 pp. $17.00 (paper). ISBN 0-8028-4135-X.
THE AIM OF THIS BOOK is "to demonstrate that the idea of character constitutes the unifying theme or center of the wisdom literature, whose raison d etre is to profile ethical character" (p. 21). The threefold method for accomplishing this goal entails: (1) delineating profiles of character in the individual wisdom books, specifically Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes; (2) distinguishing the role of the community in forming character, as well as the individual's place in society; and (3) …
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Publication information: Article title: Character in Crisis: A Fresh Approach to the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament. Contributors: Crenshaw, James L. - Author. Journal title: Interpretation. Volume: 51. Issue: 4 Publication date: October 1997. Page number: 423+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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