Straight and Crooked Paths to Wisdom
Wisdom is often personified in Scripture. It names the agency of God in making and shaping the world. And it is highly prized by the biblical writers (especially in the so-called ‘Wisdom literature’, which includes books such as Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes) as the source of human flourishing and insight—more precious than riches. Christian tradition associates Christ with Wisdom because he is the one through whom ‘all things were made’ and he gives ‘light’ to humanity’ (John 1:3–4). These exhibitions listen out for the voice of Wisdom in the words of Scripture, with the help of their chosen artworks.