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This book examines the Wisdom literature to form a reading of the text from Derrida. Attentive to contemporary evolutionary biology, Dr Marie Turner employs a form of deconstruction to uncover an authentic ecosensitive understanding of the Wisdom Literature and in partciular Wisdom 1:13 - 'God did not make death'. She develops a theology of creation that integrates what previous readings of the book suggest are oppositions, namely: life and death, God and the devil, Death and Sophia, righteous and ungodly, human and non human creation. The results of her work are both provocative and reassuring. She has ably demonstrated how contemporary science can indeed throw light upon our multivalent religious tradition. Dr Marie Turner teaches Biblical Studies at Catholic Theological College, within the School of Theology at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia.