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Wisdom: The Feminine Face of God

ISBN13: 9781580511001
ISBN: 1580511007
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $25.95
Publisher: Sheed & Ward
Published Date:
Pages: 197
Average Goodreads rating: 3.67/5 (6 ratings)

Continuing his highly acclaimed series of spiritual and social commentaries on the books of the Bible, Daniel Berrigan offers an original and timely reading of the Wisdom of Solomon. Navigating through its complex style which intermixes poetry characteristic of the Old Testament and elaborate sentences found in Greek Oratory Berrigan's Wisdom: The Feminine Face of God reveals the philosophical, ethical, theological, historical, psychological, and scientific issues raised by the text and wrestles with their contemporary relevance. Berrigan beautifully draws out the image of Sophia, or Woman Wisdom. As one of the most powerful and mystical figures in the Bible, Woman Wisdom is the timeless personification of intelligence, holiness, purity, loyalty, justice, courage, and love. Emanating from God, she seeks to transform the world and invites all people of goodwill to be her lovers. Our challenge, as Berrigan's book makes clear, is to open our hearts and say, Yes.