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When the Horizons Close

Rereading Ecclesiastes

by Elsa Tamez

Translated by Margaret Wilde

Imprint: Wipf and Stock

176 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.35 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781597528559
  • Published: September 2006

$23.00 / £18.00 / AU$32.00

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On its surface the book of Ecclesiastes appears to offer a type of wisdom that bears little reference to social or historical issues. But from her own perspective in Central America, Elsa Tamez finds in this ancient book a surprisingly current message. Ecclesiastes reflects a time when utopian hopes have been crushed, when the prospects for change seem remote, and the challenge is how to live faithfully in the present while maintaining some openness to a different future. Because that describes the situation of many people today, especially in the third world, the book of Ecclesiastes bears a message of unusual relevance.
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