ACT Monograph Series: Honoring the Wise:Wisdom in Scripture, Ministry, and Life: Celebrating Lindsay Wilson’s Thirty Years at Ridley, edited by Jill Firth & Paul A. Barker
Since the garden of Eden, a choice between true and false wisdom has confronted human beings, and the need for discernment is consistent throughout Scripture. This volume engages with the canny decisions of the Hebrew midwives, the moral chaos of the judges’ era, dilemmas in the monarchy, and prophetic responses to the turmoil of the threat of empires, along with themes from Psalms, Job, and Proverbs. Wise preaching and teaching are enriched by insights from Tanzania, Myanmar, and Central Asia, and wisdom in daily life is found in biblical practices and is centered on Christ. Colleagues and students honor Lindsay Wilson, whose wisdom interests extend across the canon. This work is valuable for students and teachers of Old Testament and for anyone seeking to become wise.
About the editors:
Jill Firth is a lecturer in Hebrew and Old Testament at Ridley College, Melbourne.
Paul A. Barker is a bishop in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne and has taught Old Testament and homiletics at Ridley College, Melbourne.