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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary

Wisdom

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Denotes a high and refined notion of things, immediately presented to the mind, as it were, by intuition, without the assistance of reasoning. In a moral sense, it signifies the same as prudence, or that knowledge by which we connect the best means with the best ends. Some, however, distinguish wisdom from prudence thus: wisdom leads us to speak and act what is most proper; prudence prevents our speaking or acting improperly. A wise man employs the most proper means for success; a prudent man the safest means for not being brought into danger. Spiritual wisdom consists in the knowledge and fear of God. It is beautifully described by St. James, "as pure, peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy." James 3:17 .

See DEVOTION, RELIGION.


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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Wisdom'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/cbd/w/wisdom.html. 1802.

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