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A Time to Tear Down and a Time to Build Up: A Rereading of Ecclesiastes

@inproceedings{Fox1999ATT,
  title={A Time to Tear Down and a Time to Build Up: A Rereading of Ecclesiastes},
  author={M. Fox},
  year={1999}
}
  • M. Fox
  • Published 1999
  • Philosophy
Pervaded as it is with pessimism, paradox, and a multitude of contradictions, Ecclesiastes has long been one of the most difficult books of the Bible to understand. As this study demonstrates, however, it is precisely these contradictions that make Ecclesiastes so meaningful and so powerfully relevant to life in the world. By looking carefully at the language and thought of Ecclesiastes, as well as at its uses of contradictions in probing the meaning of life, Fox confronts the problems that… Expand
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