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'Beautiful in Its Time': An Optomist Reads Qoheleth

Blair, Merryl (2005) 'Beautiful in Its Time': An Optomist Reads Qoheleth. In: Wisdom for Life. Australian Theological Forum Series (16). ATF, Hindmarsh. ISBN 1920691294

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The Title of Merryl Blair’s entry, “Beautiful in its Time: An Optimist Reads Qoheleth” speaks for itself. Blair refers to the divisions amongst biblical scholars on whether Qoheleth’s approach to life is one of pessimism or joy, and comes out on the side of joy. Blair takes her hermeneutical cue from Campion Murray’s insight that the key to understanding Qoheleth is 3:11, where Qoheleth claims that God has made everything beautiful in its time, and that wisdom lies in discerning the beauty of the time.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Qoheleth, wisdom, joy, optimism, beauty
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - Old Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Repository Manager
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 02:37
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2009 02:37
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/103

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