Ecclesiastes and Scepticism Paperback

by Stuart Weeks;

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Ecclesiastes and Scepticism

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Scholars often view the apparent scepticism of Ecclesiastes in terms of a reaction against the more confident assertions found in works like Proverbs, and the book does indeed seem to deny the possibility of humans shaping their future or changing their fate through informed action. What appears to concern the work's protagonist, whose monologue occupies most of its length, is not any scepticism about God's activity or consistency, but rather the problems that arise from a human inability to discern divine action or purpose. This study seeks to understand both the roots and the implications of this empiricism, comparing the monologue with other biblical and ancient literature, and suggesting that, although it has points of contact with other texts, its scepticism is largely distinctive, and unlikely to represent some broader tradition.

Ecclesiastes and Scepticism by Stuart Weeks was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in April 2014. The ISBN for Ecclesiastes and Scepticism is 9780567547156.

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Details for Ecclesiastes and Scepticism

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (April 2014)
Number of Pages240
Thickness12 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4078004
Page last updated 24th January 2014
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