Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 48 items

  • Keywords: book of Job x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

The Book of Job as Polyphonic Text

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues for the recuperation of genre as a critical category for understanding the book of Job. Here is a means by which Kautzsch’s frustrated and impatient questions can be turned from ... More


Supplemental Themes

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter discusses probable reasons why scholars have difficulties in attempting to characterize the genre of the book of Job as it freely moves from one theme—motif, stereotype, and ... More


The Impregnable Word: Genre and Moral Imagination in the Prose Tale

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 1 argued for reading Job as a polyphonically structured book. This structure is primarily produced by juxtaposing sharply differing genres in such a way that they cannot easily be read as ... More


Broken in Pieces by Words/Breaking Words in Pieces: Job and the Limits of Language

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the language and rhetoric of chapter 9 in the book of Job, where, it is generally agreed, legal language and the framing of Job’s situation by means of a legal metaphor first ... More


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


The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Carol A Newsom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

From the simple and beautiful language of the prose tale, to the verbal fireworks of the dialogue between Job and his friends, to the haunting beauty of the poem on wisdom and the sublime poetics of ... More


The Dissatisfied Reader: Elihu and the Historicity of the Moral Imagination

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the character Elihu and his speeches. It suggests that Elihu is not simply another character; he is a reader of the book of Job, one who literally writes himself into the ... More


“Consolations of God”: The Moral Imagination of the Friends

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the perspectives of the friends in the book of Job. Criticized ever since Elihu, they have fared particularly badly in 20th-century readings. Frequently, the friends are ... 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


A Working Rhetorical World: Job’s Self-Witness in Chapters 29–31

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents a rhetorical analysis of chapters 29–31, beginning with a look at Job’s self-presentation. Here in chapters 29–31, more than in any other rendering of Job in the book, he is ... 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


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 Voice from the Whirlwind: The Tragic Sublime and the Limits of Dialogue

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the divine speeches and their dialogic role in the book. It shows how both the hermeneutical significance of the images and their role in the creation of an experience of the ... More


Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Bruce Zuckerman

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book offers an original reading of the book of Job, one of the great classics of biblical literature, and in the process develops a new formula for understanding how biblical texts evolve in the ... 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


‘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


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


‘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


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


Dialogics and Allegory: The Wisdom Poem of Job 28

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the genre of Job 28 and the persona that the author creates by means of it. The designation “speculative wisdom poem” is perhaps not terribly evocative, but it serves well ... More


View: