Ecclesiastes: A Dangerous Book

Useless Beauty book image“It is significant that the transcendent vision of life in both Ecclesiastes … comes without reference to the church of the synagogue, without reference to traditional religion. This is perhaps why the medieval church saw Ecclesiastes as a dangerous book. Although Qoheleth … knew the law (the story of God’s gracious provision for his people at the Red Sea and at Mt Sinai), he chose not to use it in his argument until the final coda.”

~ Robert K. Johnston, Useless Beauty: Ecclesiastes Though the Lens of Contemporary Film

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