The Modern Concept Of Wisdom

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What is wisdom? Wisdom comes from the European words woid, weid, wid which means to see (Mohr 3). Wisdom is a learning process by which a person has his eyes opened to experiencing the truth. The modern concept of wisdom is a type of knowledge (Mohr 3). To obtain wisdom involves the actions or experiences of love and communication. For Christians, God is love and communication. The writing of John summarizes this best by saying one without love does not truly know God because God is love. “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:8) God is communication in the way that the sun sheds light on the earth because everything on earth depends on the sun for life as we depend on communication to experience…show more content…
We see him say this and emphasize this in the commandments 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. ' Or in the second commandment, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ' On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets" (Matthew 22:36-40). Communication, from the word communicare meaning "to share, divide out,” is defined as the act of becoming one self with another self in God. People use it to experience God or in everyday life to share knowledge. An idea by itself is nothing until it is communicated and shared with others. Therefore wisdom requires the actions of love and communication but also involves the structure of subject, object, idea, and theoretical and practical knowledge. The object of wisdom is probably the most real of all the other concepts. For example, the object of psychology is psyche or the object of biology is life. However, these examples differ from the object of wisdom in that they rely on material things for knowledge. The object of wisdom is different because it is not physically sensible as material objects are. (Mohr 2) The question may occur that how is the wisdom of an object more real than an actual object? It’s simple because I can destroy an object but I cannot destroy an idea. I can’t touch it but I can think about it, question it, doubt it or communicate it to others in hopes of gaining a
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