JWST 202 - The Nature of Suffering: The Book of Job and its History of Interpretation
Next Offered: 2009-2010
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 Hours
Attribute: 3 HU, CD, WR
This course will focus on the biblical book of Job as a piece of ancient religious literature that has fostered centuries of theological and existential questioning on the nature of divine justice and activity in the world, the meaning of suffering, and the existence of evil. The course will first consider Job in its ancient Israelite context as it spoke to a conquered and exiled “people of God.” Secondarily, the course will introduce Jewish and Christian interpretations of the book as these interpretations evolved through history addressing different contexts of human alienation and suffering. Enrollment Limit: 35.
Instructor: C. Chapman
Prerequisites & Notes
Cross List Information
This course is cross-listed with RELG 202.
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