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By Paul S. Fiddes

This booklet goals to create a Christian theology of knowledge for the current day, in dialogue with units of conversation-partners. the 1st are writers of the "wisdom literature" in historic Israel and the Jewish neighborhood in Alexandria. the following, distinctive awareness is given to the biblical books of Proverbs, activity and Ecclesiastes. the second one conversation-partners are philosophers and thinkers of the late-modern age, between them Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Levinas, Julia Kristeva, Paul Ricoeur and Hannah Arendt. within the late-modern interval there was a response opposed to an inherited notion of the wakeful and rational self as getting to know or even subjugating the realm round, and there was an try and conquer the resultant break up among the topic and gadgets of statement.

Paul S. Fiddes enters into discussion with those late-modern issues concerning the relation among the self and the area, offering that the knowledge that's indicated via the traditional Hebraic proposal of ḥokmah integrates a "practical knowledge" of dealing with day-by-day event with the type of knowledge that is "attunement" to the realm and eventually to God as writer and sustainer of all. Fiddes brings specific exegesis of texts from the traditional knowledge literature into interplay with an account of the topic in late-modern proposal, as a way to shape a theology within which seeing the area is understanding a God whose transcendent fact is usually immanent within the indicators and our bodies of the realm. He hence argues that participation in a triune, relational God shapes a knowledge that addresses difficulties of a dominating self, and opens the human individual to others.

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