19 May 2022

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Ridley College + Livestream

The Book

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Honoring The Wise

Edited by: The Rev'd Dr Jill Firth & The Right Rev'd Dr Paul Barker

Honoring the Wise, collected essays by 19 colleagues and postgraduate research students on aspects of biblical wisdom, as a tribute to Dr Lindsay Wilson's 30 years teaching Old Testament and Ethics at Ridley College Melbourne. The book examines both true and false wisdom across the Old Testament and into the New, with practical chapters on teaching and preaching biblical wisdom, and living wisely.

Since the Garden of Eden, a choice between true and false wisdom has confronted human beings, and the need for discernment is consistent throughout Scripture. This volume engages with the canny decisions of the Hebrew midwives, the moral chaos of the Judges era, dilemmas in the monarchy, and prophetic responses to the turmoil of the threat of empires, along with themes from Psalms, Job, and Proverbs. Wise preaching and teaching are enriched by insights from Tanzania and Central Asia, and wisdom in daily life is found in Biblical practices, and is centred on Christ. Colleagues and students honour Lindsay Wilson whose wisdom interests extend across the canon. Honoring the Wise: Wisdom in Scripture, Ministry and Life: Celebrating Lindsay Wilson’s Thirty Years at Ridley (ed. Jill Firth and Paul Barker) is now available in paperback and electronic formats from Wipf and Stock and other outlets.

About the Speakers


The Rev'd Dr Jill Firth

The Right Reverend Dr Paul Barker - President, Ridley Alumni Association

The Right Rev'd Dr Paul Barker


Ruth Weatherlake


The Rev'd Dr Lindsay Wilson

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