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The rhetoric of suffering : reading the book of Job in the eighteenth century

Author: Jonathan Lamb
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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The Rhetoric of Suffering draws on the Book of Job as a touchstone for the contradictions and polemics that infect various eighteenth-century works - poetry, philosophy, political oratory, accounts of exploration, commentaries on criminal law - which tried to account for the relations between human suffering and systems of secular and divine justice. Far from crystallizing or objectifying the issue of complaint, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Lamb
ISBN: 0198182643 9780198182641
OCLC Number: 31815084
Description: ix, 329 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Jonathan Lamb.
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This work draws on the "Book of Job" in examining the contradictions in various 18th-century works, such as poetry, poetical oratory, accounts of exploration and commentaries on criminal law, which  Read more...

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a work of many-sided erudition ... The author provides a devastating critique of the theodicy of Job's comforters and their eighteenth-century counterparts. * John A. Newton, The Expository Times * Read more...

 
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