|Publication Date: 19 Jul 2018|
|Series: New Studies in Biblical Theology|
|Page Count: 264|
|Author: Richard Belcher|
|ISBN-13: 9781783597147, 9781783597154|
Finding Favour in the Sight of God
Richard Belcher’s valuable study begins with a survey of the problem of wisdom literature in Old Testament theology. Subsequent chapters focus on the message and theology of the books of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes. These books point forward to the need for Christ and the gospel. Belcher concludes by exploring the relationship of Christ to wisdom in terms of his person, work and teaching ministry.
Richard Belcher carefully sifts recent approaches to Old Testament Wisdom, and learns much from all of them, but comes away insisting that, while Wisdom is richly human, it is not humanistic: it is deeply God-centred, and properly grounded in creation… This thoughtful book, like the Wisdom it seeks to explore, will open up fresh horizons of reflection, and … make its readers wiser than they were before.