The book of Ecclesiastes has been called the Gospel of Generation X, or the Postmodern Gospel. The “Teacher,” the author of this book, is an intelligent man who is not afraid to deal with the difficult questions of life. He is not afraid to acknowledge the fact that sometimes life truly doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes bad people actually win and good people get the raw end of the stick. Sometimes babies die; good couples never have children; people are born with serious deformities; bad people terrorize innocent citizens. The “Teacher” is bold enough to look at these difficulties in life and not gloss over them with trite and cliché Christianisms. He is willing to enter into the world of the skeptical philosopher/cynic and meet him there.

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