Three commentaries on Ecclesiastes represent renewed academic interest in theological interpretation of Scripture (TIS), as well as the evolving relationship between biblical and contemporary theologies. Despite the focus on Ecclesiastes, this article more broadly illustrates that TIS is not a narrow movement exclusively oriented toward evangelical aims despite its biblical focus. In reality, TIS is inclusive across denominations with varying degrees of comfort or discomfort with traditional systematic theology and pluralistic worldviews. Not surprisingly, integrating the Bible and theology will differ for various Christian traditions depending on one’s view of systematic and biblical theology. This article examines how three commentaries on Ecclesiastes, representing theological and biblical scholars, highlight diverse traditions, while offering useful contemporary applications for Christians practicing across the spectrum who identify with common faith.

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