The concepts of wisdom and knowledge in 1 Corinthians have been studied from two general approaches. One approach derives the apostle Paul's usage from nonmythological understanding of the concepts in the Old Testament and later Judaism. The second approach sees an influence of mythological origins that may or may not have been mediated through Judaism.
This article investigates the relevancy of Scripture. It addresses the question regarding what kind of knowledge the Bible provides. The author suggests three of these kinds of knowledge: first, conceptual knowledge of God and the principles that control the relationship between him and his creation; second, directional knowledge in matters of experience and conduct; and third, knowledge of the basis for devotional meditation. The article also handles the matter of the clarity of Scripture.
Exploring Ecclesiastes 1:12-18, this article shows why true knowledge brings sorrow. True biblical wisdom gives understanding about the nature of life in this world, revealing that this world is lying in the midst of death. However, this is a healthy sorrow, since it leads one to search for life in Christ to escape the death of this life.
Looking at the epistemology of Pascal, this article shows how Pascal understood knowledge to function in relation to the faculties of man - body, mind and heart. Pascal exposed the limits of knowledge, and believed that man's rejection of God is rooted in the heart. The ability of man to know God is dependant on the revelation of God. The author of this article argues that Pascal system is worth emulating.