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Consider leviathan : narratives of nature and the self in job

Author: Brian R Doak; Ivy Palmer Skrade
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Fortress Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brian R. Doak observes that the book of Job uses metaphors drawn from the natural world, especially of plants and animals, as raw material for thinking about human suffering. Doak argues that Job should be viewed as an anthropological "ground zero" for the traumatic definition of the post-exilic human self in ancient Israel. Consider Leviathan explores the text at the intersection of anthropology, theology, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Doak, Brian R.
Consider leviathan : narratives of nature and the self in job.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Fortress Press, ©2014
xxviii, 302 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian R Doak; Ivy Palmer Skrade
ISBN: 9781451489514 145148951X
OCLC Number: 893680222
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (332 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Consider Leviathan; Consider Leviathan; Contents; Illustrations; Abbreviations; Prologue; Consider the Ostrich; Eco-Anthropologies of Wisdom in the Hebrew Bible; Eco-Anthropologies in the Joban Dialogues; Eco-Anthropologies in the Joban God-Speech; Natural Theologies of the Post-Exilic Self in Job; Epilogue; Index.
Responsibility: Brian R. Doak ; cover design, Ivy Palmer Skrade.

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Theologians and philosophers are turning again to questions of the meaning, or non-meaning, of the natural world for human self-understanding. The author observes that the book of Job, uses metaphors  Read more...

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