The Book of Job

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The Book of Job

By John F. Thornton (Editor); Susan B. Varenne (Editor); Cynthia Ozick (Preface by)

Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780375700224, 109pp.

Publication Date: December 29, 1998


"God is our home but many of us have strayed from our native land.  The venerable authors of these Spiritual Classics are expert guides--may we follow their directions home."  --Archbishop Desmond Tutu

How can a just God abandon His creatures to suffering?  How do we reconcile our notions of divine goodness and omnipotence with the fact that the universe is visibly unfair?  Sooner or later, these questions confront anyone who attempts to lead a life of faith.  And nowhere have they been articulated with greater drama, poignancy, and despairing fury than in the Biblical parable of the blamelessly unfortunate Job.

With a new Preface by Cynthia Ozick, nominated for the National Book Award for her book The Puttermesser Papers