Poetic Ethics in Proverbs: Wisdom Literature and the Shaping of the Moral Self

Stewart, A. W. (2015). Poetic ethics in proverbs. New york, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Excerpt: From its opening words, the book of Proverbs presents itself as a manual of instruction for the sudent to acquire the neccessary discipline and virtues to follow the wise course (I:2-7). Proverns speaks in the language of character. It offers various models to the students, some to be emulated, such as the wise and the discerning, and some to be avoided, such as the fool and the dunce. As these characters are presented throughout the book, they embody certain virtues or vices of character.

Buy the book: Stewart, A. W. (2015). Poetic ethics in proverbs. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.



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