Divinely Abused: A Philosophical Perspective on Job and His Brothers (Hardback)
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Divinely Abused: A Philosophical Perspective on Job and His Brothers (Hardback)

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Hardback 180 Pages / Published: 11/04/2010
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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 Jobs trial as a test case, Verbin explores the relation between Jobs 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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780826435880
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 432 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 11 mm


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"Verbin studies the instances of abuse delivered by God in the Old Testament's book of Job. The differences between suffering and abuse are presented and applied to the story in an agnostic manner. The injustices inflicted upon Job lead to feelings of cynicism and hatred of his abuser thus causing a religious dilemma. Drawing from psychological, philosophical, and theological references on happiness, self-worth, and forgiveness, Verbin provides an insightful analysis of Job's dilemma. Job's ultimate position of forgiveness is presented as empowering as his relationship with God is not restored to the intimacy it had once enjoyed, but rather, to a distant relationship of caution." -Eithne O'Leyne, BOOK NEWS, Inc.

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