Wrestling with God

Wrestling with God : Job Defends His Integrity

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The Book of Job is the most revolutionary work in the Bible. Job is the archetypal good person who struggles to understand why God causes bad things to happen to him. The Book of Job confronts humanity's great dilemma: How do we reconcile belief in a benevolent God with the existence of innocent suffering? This provocative ethical reading of the text highlights Job as a hero of integrity who dares to speak truth to divine power.The vast majority of works on the Book of Job have been written from an orthodox religious perspective, defending God. In contrast, Colaiaco's analysis reveals the radical nature of the Book of Job, where God is neither good nor just. Job emerges as a noble character, steadfast in defending his integrity, courageously wrestling with God.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 463g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514396742
  • 9781514396742
  • 1,396,176

About Dr James a Colaiaco

James A. Colaiaco received his Ph.D. in Intellectual History from Columbia University. He taught Great Books of the Western and Eastern traditions. His academic interests include comparative religion, political theory, philosophy and history. He is the recipient of the NYU Award for Teaching Excellence and the NYU Distinguished Teaching Medal. In addition to Wrestling With God: Job Defends His Integrity, his published books include: Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July; Socrates Against Athens: Philosophy on Trial; Martin Luther King, Jr.: Apostle of Militant Nonviolence; and James Fitzjames Stephen and the Crisis of Victorian Thought.show more