Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Book of Job

Job is one of the most mysterious and perplexing books of the Bible. It grapples with the problem of reconciling the suffering of good people with the justice of God. We are left with the paradox of the futility and absolute necessity of wrestling with our maker. The conclusion, foiling both the pessimism of those in despair and the naive theology of those who attempt to defend God in the face of suffering, is both initially frustrating and deeply satisfying.

Here are all the posts, with astricks by what I think were the better ones:
  1. Is There No End to My Hypocrisy?
  2. A Look Behind the Curtain (1-2)
  3. The Words of my Groaning (3-7)
  4. *Protecting God From Liability (8-18)
  5. *We Esteemed Him Smitten by God (19-31)
  6. Elihu the Enigma (32-37)
  7. *God's Answer (38-41)
  8. *The Victory of Job (42)
  9. *The Wounds of Job
  10. *Fighting with the Bible

Allow me to be the first to say, well done. Especially that last post: "Fighting with the Bible"

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