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Facing the Whirlwind Anew

Looking over Job’s Shoulders from the Shadows of the Storm
  • Henry F. Knight
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Abstract

Through the ages people of faith have turned to Job (the biblical figure and the story about him) for a voice to confront the suffering around them and the anguish within their souls. At the close of arguably the most violent century of the millennium, Job/Job beckons to searching eyes with an all too familiar text. They face Job/Job with their questions and their hopes, their fears and their sorrows. However, in the shadows of Auschwitz, Job’s story turns on itself as those who live like Job in the aftermath of a world-rending, catastrophic event, question the story’s capacity to address their anguish without breaking under the strain.

Keywords

Innocent Victim Violent Century Adversarial Role Avon Book Plain Meaning 
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