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The labor of Job : the biblical text as a parable of human labor

Author: Antonio Negri; Michael Hardt; Roland Boer
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, ©2009.
Series: New slant.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Antonio Negri offers a Marxist interpretation of the Biblical story of Job. A commentary by Roland Boer considers this in comparison with the traditional readings, in which the story is an affirmation of divine transcendence.
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Named Person: Job, (Biblical figure); Job, (Biblical figure); Ijob.; Ijob.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio Negri; Michael Hardt; Roland Boer
ISBN: 9780822346227 0822346222 9780822346340 0822346346
OCLC Number: 319500663
Notes: The English translation of this work is from the Italian edition: Il lavoro di Giobbe. Il famoso testo biblico come parabola del lavoro umano. Manifestolibri, 2002.
Description: xxiv, 138 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Creation beyond measure / Michael Hardt --
Preface to the 2002 edition --
The difference of Job --
Of the absoluteness of the contingent --
The adversary and the avenger --
The chaos of being --
The dispositif of the Messiah --
The constitution of power --
Ethics as creation --
Negri, Job, and the Bible / Roland Boer.
Series Title: New slant.
Other Titles: Lavoro di Giobbe.
Responsibility: Antonio Negri ; foreword by Michael Hardt ; translated by Matteo Mandarini ; commentary by Roland Boer.

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In the Old Testament book of Job, the pious Job is made to suffer for no apparent reason. The heart of the story is Job's quest to understand why he must bear, and why God would allow, such misery.  Read more...

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"Antonio Negri takes the ideas he developed in reading Spinoza, the Jewish heretic, and brings them to bear on one of the most crucial texts of orthodox Christianity to show how much unrealized Read more...

 
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