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Deconstructing Theodicy Why Job Has Nothing to Say to the Puzzle of Suffering

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ISBN-10: 1587432226

ISBN-13: 9781587432224

Edition: 2008

Authors: David B. Burrell, A. H. Johns

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An ancient commentator called Job a strange and wonderful book. For many readers, strange might do. Though Job has been characterized as an answer to the problem of suffering, for many the book fails to satisfy the longing for answers it supposedly contains. Perhaps that, in fact, is the point of Jobthere are no satisfactory arguments for why people suffer. In this compact yet substantial volume, David B. Burrell argues that this is the message of Job. Burrell engages major movements of the book in theological and philosophical reflection. The book also contains an interfaith perspective with the inclusion of a chapter by Islamic scholar A. H. Johns on the reading of the Job figure in the Koran. Burrell finally concludes that Jobs contribution to the problem of suffering is as an affirmation that God hears and heeds our cries of anguish.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Brazos Press
Publication date: 3/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

#60;b#62;David B. #60;/b#62;#60;b#62;Burrell#60;/b#62;, Hesburgh Professor emeritus at University of Notre Dame, teaches Ethics and Development at Uganda Martyrs University. He has published extensively in comparative issues in philosophical theology in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and is the author of #60;i#62;Faith and Freedom#60;/i#62; (2006), Wiley-Blackwell.#60;/p#62;

Preface
Introducing the Strategies of This Reflection
The Structure of the Book with Its Framing Story
Three Rounds of Multifaceted Dialogue
Denouement and Epilogue
A Comparative Glance at Ayyub in the Qur'an
Classical Commentaries: Saadiah, Maimonides, Aquinas, and Gersonides
Job Mediating Two Opposing Views of Theodicy
Assessing Job's Contribution to Theodicy: Contrasting Semantics of Explaining and Addressing
Bibliography
Index