Description: 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 ó 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 lifeís uncertainties. A fresh, relevant discussion, arising from Limburgís extensive teaching experience, Encountering Ecclesiastes is ideal for any reader seeking to understand the timeless wisdom of Ecclesiastes.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Wisdom Literature, Ecclesiastes/Qoheleth, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology
Review by David Brian Warner
Citation: David Brian Warner, review of James Limburg, Encountering Ecclesiastes: A Book for Our Time, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).
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