9780802848291

At the Scent of Water : The Ground of Hope in the Book of Job

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802848291

  • ISBN10:

    080284829X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-28
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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Summary

In This Remarkable Rereading of the biblical book of Job - often discussed as an attempt to "justify the ways of God to man" -J. Gerald Janzen brings new light to Job's story, showing how God invites Job to give up the traditional logic of reward-punishment for a life-affirming strategy of risk-reward. From this perspective, affirmation of life in the face of all its vulner-abilities is the path to true participation in the mystery of existence.

Author Biography

J. Gerald Janzen is MacAllister-Petticrew Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
"Extremes Too Hard to Comprehend at Once"p. 1
Israel's Default Position before Godp. 15
Tracing the Pattern Elsewhere in the Biblep. 38
Trying to Grasp with Hand and Mindp. 47
Lust for Life and the Bitterness of Jobp. 68
Job's Oathp. 87
God's Response, Job's Response, and Final Resolutionp. 95
Further on Job and Naomip. 111
A Personal Epilogue in Three Partsp. 117
Acknowledgmentsp. 136
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