The Divine Wisdom and the Divine Economy

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This article offers an initial exposition of the divine perfection of wisdom, and proceeds by way of attention to and development of the apostolic witness to Jesus Christ found in Scripture. The first section offers a brief reflection on method, and outlines a path of inquiry that affords primary attention to the apostolic proclamation of Jesus Christ. The second section outlines the contours of an account of the divine wisdom derived in this way. From this perspective, light is shed on the relationship between the divine wisdom and the divine acts of creation and providence. The final section briefly considers the implications of pursuing this trajectory into theology proper, that is, its possible implications for the doctrine of God.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-418
Number of pages16
JournalModern Theology
Issue number3
Early online date19 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

Bibliographical note

I am warmly grateful for the constructive comments and insightful questions of a range of people in respect of the material articulated in this paper – John Behr, Christophe Chalamet, Paul Dafydd Jones, Tom Greggs, Friedrich Lohmann, Christoph Schwöbel, Janet Soskice, and (especially) Phil Ziegler.


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