Date of Award


Document Type

Seminar Paper

Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Norman Nagel

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Proverbs 8:22-35; Genesis 41:8; Exodus 31:3; Ecclesiastes 4:13; Isaiah 10:13; Job 39:13-17; Proverbs 30:24-28; Exodus 1:10; Deuteronomy 32:6; Psalm 51:5; Hosea 14:10; Psalm 90:12; Proverbs 9:10; Proverbs 30:15-33; Ecclesiastes 2:12-21; Proverbs 33:6; Isaiah 11:2; 2 Samuel 14:20; Isaiah 19:11-15; Isaiah 28:23-29; Isaiah 29:14; Isaiah 31:1; Isaiah 40:13; Ezra 7:25; Jeremiah 10:7; Proverbs 21:30; Isaiah 29:14; Isaiah 31:2; Job 40:8-14; Proverbs 17:28; Proverbs 10:14; Proverbs 21:30; Psalm 111:10;


The purpose of this paper is not to tackle directly all the varying presuppositions held by Feminists in connection with Sophia Christology. Paul Wenz, in the Thanksgiving, 1994 issue of Concordia Student Journal has written an excellent article concerning this point.' Instead, this paper will deal with the following: (1) The general meaning of "wisdom" as it is commonly understood in Scripture, (2) an analytical study of Proverbs 8:22-35 in order to see how Scripture has appropriated the name of Wisdom to Christ, and (3) a brief survey of Early Church History up to the Nicene Creed of 325 A.D. to see how "Wisdom Literature" affected greatly the Church's confession of Christ as the "Wisdom of God." By focusing on these issues, this writer will provide an introductory survey for those who are either unaquainted or have little background with the complex exegetical, historical, and systematic/dogmatic issues that are connected with "Wisdom Christology" and today's debates.

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