Wisdom: The Feminine Face of God

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - 197 páginas
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.
 

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The Spirit fills the universe Be just you rulers and take note 11224
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The one who pleases God is greatly loved The memory of the wicked will perish 31420
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What did pride avail?All passed like a fleeing rumorBut the just live forever 5123
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Honor Wisdom you princes that you may reign eternally 6125
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Solomon at prayer I sought Wisdom for counsel and comfort 71918
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Wisdom delivers the just from among the wicked 10121
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Exodus and You love all and loath nothing of what You have made 1111227
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Nature worship and idolatry no vision nor ears to hear nor fingers for feeling 1311519
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A plague of storms for the idolatrous a rain of manna for the faithful 16129
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Darkness afflicts Egypt but a flaming pillar guides on the unknown way 171184
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Página xvii - I had better state them openly. I take literally the statement in the Gospel of John that God loves the world. I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love. I believe that divine love, incarnate and indwelling in the world, summons the world always toward wholeness, which ultimately is reconciliation and atonement with God. I believe...

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\Daniel Berrigan is a Jesuit priest who has been deeply involved in the peace movement worldwide.

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