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Divine Judgement and Divine Benevolence in the Book of Wisdom

By Moyna McGlynn
September 2001
J. C. B. Mohr
ISBN: 3-16-147598-4
360 pages
$97.50 paper original

Scholarly interest in the apocryphal Book of Wisdom has grown over the last fifty years. This book examines the interwoven themes of divine judgment and divine benevolence as they are presented in the text of Wisdom. The full extent and interplay between these themes is only revealed by a literary reading of the whole text. This reading examines the poetic techniques, structures, vocabulary, verbal repetitions, and the questions the author has employed to provide a framework for a theology of justice and mercy.

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