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.

Sophiology

What Is Sophiology? Sophiology (Софиология, by detractors also called Sophianism Софианство or Sophism Софизм) is a controversial school of thought in Russian Orthodoxy, concerned with the interpretation of Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia) which has been misunderstood as a feminine “fourth hypostasis” .[1] The controversy has roots in the early modern period, but sophiology as a theological...

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Transforming Human Consciousness

Wisdom Christianity: Transforming Human Consciousness  As we learn more about other religious traditions, we discover that there is a common wisdom at the heart of each—whether that tradition is Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism or Christianity. We can receive the benefit of Jesus’ death for us by believing this story about...

Wisdom In Christianity

Wisdom in Christian Theology

Wisdom The paradigms of Israel’s religion — law, prophecy, and wisdom were not exclusive to Israel but were shared by other ancient Near Eastern cultures. So it was not the form of Israel’s religion that made it distinctive, but its content. Wisdom was a common way of thinking in this...

Wisdom of The Bible

Wisdom of The Bible Preface I originally started this project as a way to teach some of the Bible’s wisdom to my two sons, Stephen and Andrew. Along the way, I decided to expand it into a form that could be shared, hoping that others may find it useful, too....

Holy Wisdom

What Is Holy Wisdom? Holy Wisdom (Greek Ἁγία Σοφία, Latin Sancta Sapientia, Russian Святая София Премудрость Божия “Holy Sophia, Divine Wisdom”) is a concept in Christian theology. Christian theology received the Old Testament personification of Wisdom (Hebrew Chokhmah) as well as the concept of Wisdom (Sophia) from Greek philosophy, especially Platonism. In Christology, Christ the Logos as...

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