Divinely Abused: a Philosophical Perspective on Job and His Kin

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Divinely Abused engages with the logical features of the experience of divine abuse and the religious difficulties to which it gives rise. Taking Job's trial as a test case, Verbin explores the relation between Job's manner of understanding and responding to his misfortunes and the responses of others such as rabbi Aqiva, Kierkegaard and Simone Weil. She discusses the religious crisis to which the experience of divine abuse gives rise and the possibility of sustaining a minimal relationship with the God who is experienced as an abuser by means of forgiving God.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages162
ISBN (Electronic)0826435882, 1283207478, 1441184937, 9781441138569, 9781441184931, 9786613207470
ISBN (Print)9780826435880
StatePublished - 2010

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Bible -- Job -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • Religion -- Philosophy
  • Suffering in the Bible


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