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Semester 2 unit | Wisdom Literature

The unit will examine many different aspects of the ancient Israel wisdom, focusing on four canonical books of the Old Testament: The Book of Job, Wisdom Psalms, The Book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes; with the reference to deuterocanonical books: The Wisdom of Solomon, Ben Sirach (Book of Ecclesiasticus). Wisdom literature will be explored through the questions: What is wisdom? What are its foundations? Who is a wise man or woman? Specific biblical and extra-biblical texts will be studied from theological, historical critical and literary perspectives. Modern reception of Wisdom literature will be investigated, particularly the manner in which modern theologians respond to the question of innocent suffering in the modern world.

Unit details

College St Athanasius College
Lecturer Fr Dr Nebojsa Tumara
Level Level 3 Undergraduate

Level 9 Postgraduate Elective

Study Mode Face-to-face

Online – Synchronous

Tuesday 6:30pm-9:30pm

Unit Codes BA3510A – Undergraduate

BA9510A – Postgraduate

Contact Registrar Rev Dr Peter Dobson at pdobson@sac.edu.au for information on how to enrol

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