The Book of Job

Additionally, she rehabilitates the moral perspectives represented by certain voices of the book that modern critics have treated with disdain.

The Book of Job

Author: Carol A. Newsom

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199731152

Page: 320

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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.

The Book of Job A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Additionally, she rehabilitates the moral perspectives represented by certain voices of the book that modern critics have treated with disdain.

The Book of Job A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Author: Carol A. Newsom

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195150155

Page: 320

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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.

Job 28

DIALOGUE AND ALLEGORICAL HERMENEUTICS IN JOB 28:28 Carol A. Newsom The last words of Job ... The Book of Job : A Contest of Moral Imaginations ( forthcoming ) ...

Job 28

Author: E. J. Van Wolde

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004130043

Page: 375

View: 842

This volume deals with the song of wisdom in Job 28 as it is analysed by scholars in biblical exegesis, Hebrew lexicography and cognitive linguistics and shows that exploring the common ground is worthwhile

Friendship and Virtue Ethics in the Book of Job

... incentive for readers to emulate in their own lives the virtues that these characters embody.10 In The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations, ...

Friendship and Virtue Ethics in the Book of Job

Author: Patricia Vesely

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108476473

Page: 299

View: 459

Examines friendship as a moral category in the Book of Job through an Aristotelian virtue ethics perspective.

The Moral Imagination

The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations. New York: Oxford University Press. Paffenholz, Thania. 2003. Community-based Bottom-up Peacebuilding.

The Moral Imagination

Author: John Paul Lederach

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019974758X

Page: 200

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Originally published in hardcover in 2005.

Contested Creations in the Book of Job

“Job and His Friends: A Conflict of Moral Imaginations.” Interpretation 53 no. 3 (1999): 239–253.______. The Book of Job:A Contest ...

Contested Creations in the Book of Job

Author: Abigail Pelham

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004218203

Page: 262

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In Contested Creations in the Book of Job: the-world-as-it-ought- and -ought-not-to-be Abigail Pelham examines the perspectives on creation presented by Job’s characters and explores the challenges to their certainties about creative agency and power raised by its epilogue.

Job s Body and the Dramatised Comedy of Moralising

The book of Job: A contest of moral imaginations. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press. Newsom, C.A., 2009. The book of Job.

Job s Body and the Dramatised Comedy of Moralising

Author: Katherine E. Southwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000163415

Page: 190

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This book focuses on the expressions used to describe Job’s body in pain and on the reactions of his friends to explore the moral and social world reflected in the language and the values that their speeches betray. A key contribution of this monograph is to highlight how the perspective of illness as retribution is powerfully refuted in Job’s speeches and, in particular, to show how this is achieved through comedy. Comedy in Job is a powerful weapon used to expose and ridicule the idea of retribution. Rejecting the approach of retrospective diagnosis, this monograph carefully analyses the expression of pain in Job focusing specifically on somatic language used in the deity attack metaphors, in the deity surveillance metaphors and in the language connected to the body and social status. These metaphors are analysed in a comparative way using research from medical anthropology and sociology which focuses on illness narratives and expressions of pain. Job's Body and the Dramatised Comedy of Moralising will be of interest to anyone working on the Book of Job, as well as those with an interest in suffering and pain in the Hebrew Bible more broadly.

Rumors of Wisdom

For a re- sponse, see briefly Raymond C. Van Leeuwen, review of Carol A. Newsom, The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations, Int 58 (2004): 185-86; ...

Rumors of Wisdom

Author: Scott C. Jones

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110214776

Page: 293

View: 140

This study brings together literary and philological criticism to offer a reading of Job 28 as poetry. The heart of the study consists of two major sections. The first is an interpretation of the poem against the heroic deeds of ancient kings described in Mesopotamian royal narratives, especially the Gilgamesh epic. The second is a thorough philological and textual commentary which employs an aesthetic rationale for restoring the text of the poem as a work of art. The study reveals a multileveled masterpiece whose complexity impacts how one reads Job 28 as poetry and theology.

The Book of Job

3. Newsom, The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations. 4. Marvin Pope, The Anchor Bible: Job (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1965), xviii. 5.

The Book of Job

Author: Mark Larrimore

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069120246X

Page: 296

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The life and times of this iconic and enduring biblical book The book of Job raises stark questions about the meaning of innocent suffering and the relationship of the human to the divine, yet it is also one of the Bible's most obscure and paradoxical books. Mark Larrimore provides a panoramic history of this remarkable book, traversing centuries and traditions to examine how Job's trials and his challenge to God have been used and understood in diverse contexts, from commentary and liturgy to philosophy and art. Larrimore traces Job's reception by figures such as Gregory the Great, William Blake, and Elie Wiesel, and reveals how Job has come to be viewed as the Bible's answer to the problem of evil and the perennial question of why a God who supposedly loves justice permits bad things to happen to good people.

Handbook on the Wisdom Books and Psalms

“Intertextuality: Allusion and Vertical Context Systems in Some Job Passages. ... The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations.

Handbook on the Wisdom Books and Psalms

Author: Daniel J. Estes

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 080103888X

Page: 448

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Examines the content and message of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs to help readers better understand the overall flow of each book.

Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics

In her monograph The Book ofJob:A Contest of Moral Imaginations, ... offers a Nussbaumian reading of Job 1–2: the moral imagination articulated in the prose ...

Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics

Author: Joel B. Green

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 080103406X

Page: 889

View: 846

A reference guide on the relationship between scripture and ethics features up-to-date commentary on hundreds of topics including bioethics, homosexuality, and torture.

The Book of Job

Hone's book includes selections from: Calvin, Francis Bacon, Blake, ... Carol Newsom, The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imagination (2009).

The Book of Job

Author: Stephen J. Vicchio

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725257270

Page: 460

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This book is the product of fifty years of scholarship. It consists of two main parts: the first is an essay on the history of interpreting the book of Job in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The second part is a commentary on the book.

Kantian Antitheodicy

... Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009). Newsom reads the book as a representative of the wisdom dialogue.

Kantian Antitheodicy

Author: Sami Pihlström

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319408836

Page: 320

View: 415

This book defends antitheodicism, arguing that theodicies, seeking to excuse God for evil and suffering in the world, fail to ethically acknowledge the victims of suffering. The authors argue for this view using literary and philosophical resources, commencing with Immanuel Kant’s 1791 “Theodicy Essay” and its reading of the Book of Job. Three important twentieth century antitheodicist positions are explored, including “Jewish” post-Holocaust ethical antitheodicism, Wittgensteinian antitheodicism exemplified by D.Z. Phillips and pragmatist antitheodicism defended by William James. The authors argue that these approaches to evil and suffering are fundamentally Kantian. Literary works such as Franz Kafka’s The Trial, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, are examined in order to crucially advance the philosophical case for antitheodicism.

Death and Survival in the Book of Job

The Book of Job functions as literature of survival where the main character, Job, deals with the trauma of suffering, attempts to come to terms with a collapsed moral and theological world, and eventually re-connects the broken pieces of ...

Death and Survival in the Book of Job

Author: Dan Mathewson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567171906

Page: 216

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The Book of Job functions as literature of survival where the main character, Job, deals with the trauma of suffering, attempts to come to terms with a collapsed moral and theological world, and eventually re-connects the broken pieces of his world into a new moral universe, which explains and contains the trauma of his recent experiences and renders his life meaningful again. The key is Job's death imagery. In fact, with its depiction of death in the prose tale and its frequent discussions of death in the poetic sections, Job may be the most death-oriented book in the bible. In particular, Job, in his speeches, articulates his experience of suffering as the experience of death. To help understand this focus on death in Job we turn to the psychohistorian, Robert Lifton, who investigates the effects on the human psyche of various traumatic experiences (wars, natural disasters, etc). According to Lifton, survivors of disaster often sense that their world has "collapsed" and they engage in a struggle to go on living. Part of this struggle involves finding meaning in death and locating death's place in the continuity of life. Like many such survivors, Job's understanding of death is a flashpoint indicating his bewilderment (or "desymbolization") in the early portions of his speeches, and then, later on, his arrival at what Lifton calls "resymbolization," the reconfiguration of a world that can account for disaster and render death - and life - meaningful again.

Trying Man Trying God

Carol Newsom has presented a remarkable interpretation of the book of Job as being a “ contest of moral imaginations . ” 80 Newsom argues that the prose ...

Trying Man  Trying God

Author: Meira Z. Kensky

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161504099

Page: 379

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Revised version of the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Chicago, 2009.

Theology and the Experience of Disability

This accords with the recent work of Carol Newsom, who has made the valuable suggestion that the book of Job is a contest of moral imaginations.14 The ...

Theology and the Experience of Disability

Author: Andrew Picard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317011139

Page: 320

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The Christian gospel compels humanity to embrace deeper ways of being human together that will overcome false divisions and exclusions in search of flourishing and graced communities. Presenting both short narratives emerging out of theological reflection on experience and analytical essays arising from engagement in scholarly conversations Theology and the Experience of Disability is a conscious attempt to develop theology by and with people with disabilities instead of theology about people with disabilities. A mixture of academic, professional, practical, and/or lived experience is brought to the topic in search of constructive multi-disciplinary proposals for church and society. The result is an interdisciplinary engagement with the constructive possibilities that emerge from a distinctly Christian understanding of disability as lived experience.

Relating to the Text

This moral imagination is given shape by means of Elihu's close reading of and ... 8 of my book, The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imagination (Newsom ...

Relating to the Text

Author: Timothy Sandoval

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567004287

Page: 360

View: 914

This collection contains studies reflecting the contribution of Martin Buss to biblical scholarship, focusing on the forms and genres of biblical literature and on interdisciplinary approaches to biblical interpretation. Contributors to the volume include J.H. Hayes, J. Kuan, A. Siedlecki, B. Green, M. Miller, R. Bailey, S. Melcher, B. Long, N. Walls, C. Newsom, D. Blumenthal, T. Linafelt, T. Beal, E. Ben Zvi, N. Stipe, N. Habel, F. Gorman, Y. Gitay, J. Lapsley, M. Sweeney, E. Gerstenberger, V. Robbins, D. Jobling, R. Weems, C. Mandolfo, and T. Sandoval.

Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 3 2

Elihu's very place in the book is problematic—he is not introduced with Job's ... C. A. Newsom, The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations (Oxford: ...

Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament  3 2

Author: Stephen J. Andrews

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498220479

Page: 132

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Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament (JESOT) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the academic and evangelical study of the Old Testament. The journal seeks to fill a need in academia by providing a venue for high-level scholarship on the Old Testament from an evangelical standpoint. The journal is not affiliated with any particular academic institution, and with an international editorial board, open access format, and multi-language submissions, JESOT cultivates and promotes Old Testament scholarship in the evangelical global community. The journal differs from many evangelical journals in that it seeks to publish current academic research in the areas of ancient Near Eastern backgrounds, Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinics, Linguistics, Septuagint, Research Methodology, Literary Analysis, Exegesis, Text Criticism, and Theology as they pertain only to the Old Testament. JESOT also includes up-to-date book reviews on various academic studies of the Old Testament. Download Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament, 3.2 EDITORIAL STAFF Stephen J. Andrews, executive editor (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) Russell L. Meek, editor (Ohio Theological Institute) Andrew King, book reviews editor (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) Ron Haydon, assistant editor (Wheaton College) EDITORIAL BOARD T. Desmond Alexander (Union Theological College, Queens University, Ireland) George Athas (Moore Theological College, Australia) Ellis R. Brotzman (Emeritus, Tyndale Theological Seminary, The Netherlands) Helene Dallaire (Denver Seminary, USA) Kyle Greenwood (Denver Seminary, USA) John F. Evans (Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, Kenya) John F. Hobbins (University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, USA) Kenneth A. Mathews (Beeson Divinty School, Samford University, USA) William R. Osborne (College of the Ozarks, USA) Sung Jin Park (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA) Max Rogland (Rose Hill Presbyterian Church, USA) Daniel C. Timmer (Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, USA) Matthew Y. Emerson (Oklahoma Baptist University, USA) Christopher J. Fresch (Bible College of South Australia, Australia) Colin Toffelmire (Ambrose University, Canada) Ryan Hanley (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA) Michele E. Knight (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA)

Wiley Blackwell Companion to Wisdom Literature

Such persons become the bearers of the community's truth, and the book's conclusion thus invites ... The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations.

Wiley Blackwell Companion to Wisdom Literature

Author: Samuel L. Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119158273

Page: 528

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A comprehensive introduction to ancient wisdom literature, with fascinating essays on a broad range of topics. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Wisdom Literature is a wide-ranging introduction to the texts, themes, and receptions of the wisdom literature of the Bible and the ancient world. This comprehensive volume brings together original essays from established scholars and emerging voices to offer a variety of perspectives on the “wisdom” biblical books, early Christian and rabbinic literature, and beyond. Varied and engaging essays provide fresh insights on topics of timeless relevance, exploring the distinct features of instructional texts and discussing their interpretation in both antiquity and the modern world. Designed for non-specialists, this accessible volume provides readers with balanced coverage of traditional biblical wisdom texts, including Proverbs, Job, Psalms, and Ecclesiastes; lesser-known Egyptian and Mesopotamian wisdom; and African proverbs. The contributors explore topics ranging from scribes and pedagogy in ancient Israel, to representations of biblical wisdom literature in contemporary cinema. Offering readers a fresh and interesting way to engage with wisdom literature, this book: Discusses sapiential books and traditions in various historical and cultural contexts Offers up-to-date discussion on the study of the biblical wisdom books Features essays on the history of interpretation and theological reception Includes essays covering the antecedents and afterlife of the texts Part of the acclaimed Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion series, the Companion to Wisdom Literature is a valuable resource for university, seminary and divinity school students and instructors, scholars and researchers, and general readers with interest in the subject.