BP Questions - Job

BP Questions - Job - Biblical Perspectives UCBP 101 Reading...

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Biblical Perspectives UCBP 101 Reading Guide : Job As we discussed in the last class, the book of Job sits in a complementary fashion next to the book of Proverbs. Both are wisdom literature, but the two books have different perspectives on the question of suffering and righteousness. As one commentator has put it, Job calls into question the "possibility of disinterested righteousness": will people follow God with no hope of reward? The venue for the exploration of this issue is the suffering of the "blameless and upright" Job. Why do bad things happen to good people? Multiple explanations are offered and considered by Job and his friends, until the debate is finally brought to an end by the appearance of God. As you read through the book, try to get a sense of the theological range of answers offered to the question of evil, and where the dialogue leaves the reader. 1. Describe the narrative setting of the introduction. What's going on and who is present? What explanation is given for what happens to Job? Who is responsible? (Chs. 1-2)
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course BP 101 taught by Professor Mcginnis during the Spring '08 term at Samford.

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