The Book of Job : A Contest of Moral Imaginations

The Book of Job : A Contest of Moral Imaginations

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Carol Newsom illuminates the relation between the aesthetic forms of Job and the claims made by its various characters. Her innovative approach makes possible a new understanding of the unity of the book that rejects its dismantling in historical criticism and the flattening of the text that characterizes many final form readings. Additionally, she rehabilitates the moral perspectives represented by certain voices of the book that modern critics have treated with disdain.A Contest of Moral Imaginations Candler School of Theology Carol A. Newsom Professor of Old Testament Emory University ... outsiders (Prov 5:9, parallel to a€ž herArm) and with the wicked who are a threat to the social order (Prov 11:17; 12:10 ). ... Thus, the way is open for Job to take up the position of the man of honor speaking to other men of honor rather than that of ... In the final verse of his section, when Job turns back to his own situation, he still does not represent himself as a a€œruina€anbsp;...


Title:The Book of Job : A Contest of Moral Imaginations
Author: Candler School of Theology Carol A. Newsom Professor of Old Testament Emory University
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2003-03-06
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