Encountering Ecclesiastes: A Book for Our Time

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 19 juin 2006 - 141 pages
The book of Ecclesiastes speaks eloquently to the uncertainties and anxieties that people have experienced through the centuries. James Limburg brings this ancient book to life for readers in our probing, questioning twenty-first-century times. He illuminates the contemporary existential themes in Ecclesiastes -- the quest for meaning in life, the incompleteness of our knowledge, the place of work in human lives, and the need to discover God amid life's uncertainties. A fresh, relevant discussion, arising from Limburg's extensive teaching experience, Encountering Ecclesiastes is ideal for any reader seeking to understand the timeless wisdom of Ecclesiastes.
 

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Ecclesiastes has long been one of my favourite book in the Old Testament. Limburg taught me why: "Where, then, does the book of Ecclesiastes fit in? Someone once wrote that the writer of Ecclesiastes ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Table des matières

Whats It All About? Getting Into Ecclesiastes
1
Is That All There Is? Ecclesiastes 12
21
Who Knows? Ecclesiastes 3
36
Whos Been Working the Hardest? Ecclesiastes 4
53
What about God? Ecclesiastes 5
66
What about Death? Ecclesiastes 6 and 7
84
So How Should I Live My Life? Ecclesiastes 9 11 12
103
What Its All About Ecclesiastes for Our Time
124
Bibliography of Works Cited
139
Droits d'auteur

Expressions et termes fréquents

Fréquemment cités

Page xii - It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

À propos de l'auteur (2006)

James Limburg is Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota.

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