Reading the Book of Job
Why do the innocent suffer? Why do we want to believe that the world is “fair” and “ordered”? The Book of Job asked these questions millennia ago. Framed by a prose tale about the “patience of Job,” with a happy ending, the core of the book is a debate in poetry, between an impatient Job and his “friends”, with no satisfactory ending at all. We will study the book itself and its retellings and interpretations through novels, poetry, drama, philosophy and art, including works by Kafka, Camus, William Blake, Shakespeare, Voltaire, Kant, and Robert Frost. 3 hrs. sem.
- Fall 2012
- Munroe Hall 401(MNR 401)
- 2:50pm-4:05pm on Monday, Wednesday (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
- Robert Schine
- First Year Seminar
- First-Year Seminar Program
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CW PHL
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