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Job and the Practice of Writing

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The stories of Sitis and Martha exhibit the arrogance of systems of doctrine and interpretation towards the emergencies faced by individuals. The system wants to display private distress as a public ... More


Christianity and the Law: The Law as the Form of the Gospel

Randi Rashkover

in Freedom and Law: A Jewish-Christian Apologetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234523
eISBN:
9780823240883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234523.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Christianity's relation to the law and justifies the utility of an apologetics of the law for Christian theology through an analysis of Karl Barth's notion of the freedom of the ... More


The Job Controversy

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The brief foregoing account of the overlapping characteristics of a rhetoric of interruption, embracing personal integrity, historiography, and political eloquence within an unfolding of tautologies ... More


The Novel of Suffering: Richardson, Fielding, and Goldsmith

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Samuel Richardson's Clarissa, Amelia and Oliver Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield and other works are all examined in detail in the chapter. The novels are known for their biblical reference to the ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to treat Job as a figure and a name for a recurrent cultural antinomy that emerges in fields as diverse as monumental ... More


‘Deformed he lay, disfigur'd’: Pope reads Blackmore's Job

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that Pope's struggle to disintricate his sense of subjective vulnerability from the judgements he directs against a culpable public manifestation of particularity is thrown in ... More


Public Theodicies and Private Particulars

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In the book of Job three forms of the theodicy have been distinguished, each supplying a vindication or justification of the ways of God to suffering humanity. First, there is the justification ... More


Conclusion: Job and the Epitaph

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter sets Job inside a short history of the epitaph. It considers the practice of redemptive reading as constantly engaged in a struggle to preserve susceptibility towards private ... More


Fictions of the Law

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The law — whether it exists, whether it works and, if it does, whether it works justly — is an important issue both for Job himself as he vainly seeks a judgement, and for the participants in the Job ... More


‘It is not so with me’: Clarissa and the Regulation of Unprecedented Vehemence

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that Richardson's Job, the scriptural centre-piece of Clarissa, is used to introduce a theodicy more akin to Pope's views about the suppression of the particulars of individual ... More


The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Jonathan Lamb

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book draws on the book of Job as a touchstone for the contradictions and polemics that infect various 18th century works — poetry, philosophy, political oratory, accounts of exploration, ... More


Sympathy, the Sublime, and Sappho

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that the rising hostility between first-person records of emergencies and a dubious and ill-used readership that can be detected in the writing and reception of Hawkesworth's ... More


Wisdom and the ‘Others’

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter provides information on the wisdom literature of the Old Testament (OT) by focusing on several biblical persons including Job, Ben Sira, and Solomon. Wisdom literature reflects a general ... More


First Persons Singular in the South Pacific

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Cook's circumnavigations begin and end in the book of Job. John Hawkesworth, the editor of Cook's journal of the first voyage to the Pacific, cites Job as the authority for his organization of the ... More


Hume and the Unfolding of Tautologies

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The mid-century is a period when the opportunities for the interruption and unfolding of tautologies begin to multiply, and this unfolding attends the collapse of the public and private spheres into ... More


Jewish Thought in the Wake of Auschwitz: Margarete Susman’s The Book of Job and the Destiny of the Jewish People

Willi Goetschel

in The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244966
eISBN:
9780823252510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244966.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Jewish thought in the context of Margarete Susman's The Book of Job and the Destiny of the Jewish People. It suggests that in this book Susman attempted to advance a ... More


Introduction

Michael Fishbane

in Fragile Finitude: A Jewish Hermeneutical Theology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226764153
eISBN:
9780226764290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226764290.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The introduction presents the threefold concern of Jewish theology with thought, speech and action. This ideal is complicated by modern cultural considerations (technology, skepticism, embodied ... More


Protest and Enlightenment in the Book of Job

Wes Morriston

in Renewing Philosophy of Religion: Exploratory Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198738909
eISBN:
9780191802089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738909.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes a close and critical look at the use made of the Book of Job by two contemporary Christian philosophers, Alvin Plantinga and Eleonore Stump. Their interpretations illustrate the ... More


The Problem of Job

John J. McDermott (ed.)

in The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume II: Logic, Loyalty, and Community

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823224845
eISBN:
9780823284894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224845.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter studies the central problem of the Book of Job from the point of view of a student of philosophy. The problem of the book is the personal problem of its hero, Job himself. Discarding, ... More


The Strangled Sublime: Fielding's Representation of the Barely Possible

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Fielding's comic talent for exhibiting the weakness of precepts often extends to examples themselves, whose singularity is frequently so marked, private, and ungeneralizable as to skirt, and ... More


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