In Christian theology, “wisdom” describes an aspect of God, or the theological concept regarding the wisdom of God.

There is an oppositional element in Christian thought between secular wisdom and Godly wisdom. Paul the Apostle states that worldly wisdom thinks the claims of Christ to be foolishness. However, to those who are “on the path to salvation” Christ represents the wisdom of God. (1 Corinthians 1:17–31) Wisdom is considered one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit according to Anglican, Catholic, and Lutheran belief. 1 Corinthians 12:8–10 gives an alternate list of nine virtues, among which wisdom is one.

Christ The Power of God and The Wisdom of God

Christ The Power of God and The Wisdom of God Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom – 1 Corinthians 1.18—2.5 ‘Jews demand signs, and Greeks seek wisdom; but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to who are called, both Jews and...

Two Kinds of Wisdom Teachers

Two Kinds of Wisdom Teachers Wisdom concerns a way of life, a path, a way of seeing reality. Wisdom is a way of seeing ourselves and our lives in relation to reality. ~ Marcus Borg Wisdom comes in two forms: conventional and alternative. Wisdom teacher as a cross-cultural religious personality Wisdom teachers are...

Christ, Our Wisdom

Christ, Our Wisdom Israel’s Wisdom and Its Fulfillment in Christ Wisdom in the New Testament The word wisdom in the Bible is a technical term whose meaning we easily take for granted. The problem arises when we define biblical terms on the basis of our own human experience and use...

Jesus – The Wisdom of God

Jesus – The Wisdom of God If Jesus is the Word of God, it follows that he is also the Wisdom of God. For where God’s Word is, there is also his Wisdom. In meditating on the various names and titles of Jesus in the Holy Scripture, we want to...

Wisdom According To The Christianity

Wisdom According To The Christianity By Bruce Atkinson PhD Special to Virtueonline www.virtueonline.org February 5, 2013 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. – Proverbs 4:7 (cf. 9:1) O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God. How unfathomable his...

Christ – Wisdom Personified

Christ – Wisdom Personified The identification of Jesus with the personified Wisdom of Proverbs 8 extends well back into the early church. The writings of Justin, Cyprian, Origen, Arius, Athanasius and others display the extent to which the doctrine of Christ as Wisdom permeated the early church. The Jerusalem Bible...

Book of Wisdom-2

Book of Wisdom One of the deutero-canonical writings of the Old Testament, placed in the Vulgate between the Canticle of Canticles and Ecclesiasticus. Title The oldest headings ascribe the book to Solomon, the representative of Hebrew wisdom. In the Syriac translation, the title is: “the Book of the Great Wisdom...

Should We Acquire Wisdom or Not?

Should We Acquire Wisdom or Not? Wisdom can be acquired only through experience, but by itself, experience does not automatically confer wisdom. Researchers are probing the social, emotional, and cognitive processes that transmute experience into wisdom. Proverbs 4:7 The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; and with all your acquiring,...

The Greatest Commandment and the Parable of the Good Samaritan

The Greatest Commandment and the Parable of the Good Samaritan Jesus engaged in much public debate with the Pharisees and Sadducees, two Jewish factions that opposed Him and his teachings. It was during one of these debates that Jesus stated the Greatest Commandment: One of the teachers of the law...

The Highest Wisdom… (Jesus Christ)

The Highest Wisdom… (Jesus Christ) Editor’s Note: The text below was written by Adolph Saphir in his work Christ Crucified; Lectures on 1 Corinthians “…To know “Jesus Christ and Him crucified” is not the minimum of knowledge but the maximum of knowledge; it is not to know little, but to...

The Spiritual Wisdom and Practices of Early Christianity

The Spiritual Wisdom and Practices of Early Christianity FOREWORD What is Christianity? This is a perennial question about which there are many divergent views among Christians themselves, which also explains the variety of ecclesial bodies within the Christian fold. Broadly speaking, they fall in three major groups: Orthodox, Roman Catholic...

The Wisdom of God

The Wisdom of God Introduction Recently several from our church attended the Ligonier’s 1994 Dallas Conference. Among the speakers were Charles Colson and R. C. Sproul. My favorite speaker was my former seminary professor, Dr. Bruce Waltke, who spoke on the subject, “What Does God Require,” from Micah 6:8. After...

Word of Wisdom in Christianity

Word of Wisdom in Christianity In Christianity, the word of wisdom is a spiritual gift listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8. Among Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians, it is regarded as the supernatural revelation of wisdom through the power of the Holy Spirit. This gift is closely related with the gift of...

Baptism of Christ by Verrocchio, 1472.

When Nothing Works Try the Spirit of Wisdom

When Nothing Works Try the Spirit of Wisdom Spiritual Growth The baptism of the Holy Ghost is important. Christ told his revolutionary followers after His resurrection “they should not depart from Jerusalem but wait for the promise of the Father…. For John truly baptized with water but ye shall be...

Angelic Wisdom Concerning The Divine Love and Divine Wisdom

Angelic Wisdom Concerning The Divine Love and Divine Wisdom By Emanuel Swedenborg PART FIRST. LOVE IS THE LIFE OF MAN. Man knows that there is such a thing as love, but he does not know what love is. He knows that there is such a thing as love from common...

What is Wisdom and Why Follow its Path?

What is Wisdom and Why Follow its Path? Wisdom Defined In the Biblical sense, wisdom is the “ability to judge correctly and to follow the best course of action, based on knowledge and understanding” (Lockyer p. 1103). The Wisdom teachings of the Bible follow from the two great themes of...

Wisdom And St. Louis

Wisdom and St. Louis In order to fully comprehend the spiritual doctrine of St. Louis de Montfort, it is necessary to see it in its totality, since it forms an organic whole, and each part will shed light on the other. We will treat here of a key doctrine in...

And The Wheels Were Turning: Imagining Wisdoms

And the Wheels Were Turning: Imagining Wisdoms If we are to respond to the question of a Christian contemplative wisdom for today, we cannot spend all our time on the well-trodden way of rational reflection. Let us take a suggestion from one of the more exciting principles of postmodern thought:...

Augustine and the Wisdom of the West

Augustine and the Wisdom of the West As we experience a rebirth of the wisdom tradition of Christianity, it is natural to want to know the story of that tradition and of its strange fate (virtual extinction) in the West. We cannot understand the history which has led us into...

Christ Pantocrator mosaic in Byzantine style from the Cefalù Cathedral, Sicily

The Sophia of Jesus Christ

The Sophia of Jesus Christ The Sophia of Jesus Christ is one of many Gnostic tractates from the Nag Hammadi codices, discovered in Egypt in 1945. The Coptic manuscript itself has been dated to the 4th century; however, it is complemented by a few fragments in Greek dating from the 3rd century, implying an earlier date....

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