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A Healthy Perspective of Time in the Book of Ecclesiastes
A Healthy Perspective of Time in the Book of Ecclesiastes

Author(s): Paul Tseng
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theology and Religion, Comparative Studies of Religion, Semantics, Sociology of Religion
Published by: EDIS- Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina
Keywords: Ecclesiastes; Qohelet; time; wisdom; vanity; repetition; process; determinism;

Summary/Abstract: In the times of the Covid-19 pandemic, a healthy perception of time does our spiritual and mental health good. Compared to the postmodern temporality, especially Nietzsche’s philosophy, this paper ushers in a soundly healthy perspective of time portrayed in the book of Ecclesiastes. Time is one of the major themes in the book of Ecclesiastes. I intend to explore several aspects of time in this book, that is, wisdom, vanity, repetition, process, and determinism. The preacher Qoheletinitially looks for the wisdom of life, and eventually, via a deep reflection of time, he concludes that wisdom in time is to turn to God for redemption in this troubled world.

  • Issue Year: 8/2022
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 186-192
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English