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TMOT 7134 Job and Suffering (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines how the Hebrew Bible addresses questions around human suffering. After surveying different biblical perspectives, we will immerse ourselves in the Book of Job, in which Job and his friends (and, ultimately, YHWH) consider the meaning of Job’s suffering. While this course is primarily interested in the theologies of the Book of Job, we will also take into account the book’s literary artistry, redaction history and historical context. By the end of this course I hope you will have a better understanding of this important book, which is as timeless, complex, and inexhaustible as the mystery it contemplates.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Andrew R. Davis

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 16-Feb-17