Money and the Way of Wisdom: Insights from the Book of Proverbs

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SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2008 - Religion - 166 pages
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Although they were written some 2,500 years ago, the pithy observations from the book of Proverbs about life and money??In all toil there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty??still ring true today. But these pearls of wisdom are far more than one-dimensional pieces of folksy advice. Taken together, they form a coherent system of language and metaphor that point to a much more profound understanding of the nature of wealth in our lives, and its connection to committing first to a life of wisdom.Join Timothy J. Sandoval as he guides you through key texts from Proverbs, explaining their historical setting, their meaning, and the impact their profound teachings can have on our financial lives today as individuals, as communities, and as a nation. Topics include:Finding and following the Way of WisdomUnderstanding the pitfalls of simplistic or moralistic views of wealth and povertyUnderstanding the advantages and obligations wealth bringsFresh perspectives on borrowing and lendingEthical solutions to pressing economic problems, including social justice and treatment of the poor
  

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Contents

Proverbs and the Book of Proverbs
1
Understanding the Book of Proverbs
17
Wisdoms Virtues in the Book of Proverbs
53
Social Justice in the Book of Proverbs
85
Discerning Wisdom and the Woman of Worth
115
My Path to Money and the Way of Wisdom
141
Notes
143
Discussion Guide
153
Suggestions for Further Reading
161
Acknowledgments
163
Index of Verses
165
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Timothy J. Sandoval, PhD, is associate professor of Hebrew Bible at Chicago Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses on the Bible and economic ethics. He is a published authority on the Book of Proverbs and other Hebrew Bible-related topics for both scholarly and general audiences.

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