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Out of the whirlwind : creation theology in the Book of Job

Author: Kathryn Schifferdecker
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [2008] [2008] ©2008
Series: Harvard theological studies, no. 61.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Offers a close literary and theological reading of the book of Job--particularly of the speeches of God at the end of the book--in order to articulate the creation theology particularly pertinent in out environmentally conscious age"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schifferdecker, Kathryn, 1968-
Out of the whirlwind.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School : Distributed by Harvard University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)768335768
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Schifferdecker
ISBN: 9780674025974 0674025970
OCLC Number: 185056579
Description: xii, 217 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Previous interpretations of the divine speeches --
An overview --
Excursus : the date of the book of Job --
Creation theology in Job 1-37 --
Prologue (chapters 1-2) --
Job's first lament (chapter 3) --
Poetic dialogue (chapters 4-27) --
The wisdom poem (chapter 28) --
Job's final speech (chapters 29-31) --
Elihu's speech (chapters 32-37) --
"What is humanity?" --
Creation theology in the divine speeches --
The establishment of creation --
Procreation --
"What is humanity?" --
The divine speeches and other biblical creation accounts --
Conclusions --
The divine speeches in the context of the book of Job --
Job's response and the epilogue --
The problem of divine justice --
Conclusions --
Postscript: Ecological implications of Job's creation theology --
Appendix: Translation and commentary --
Job 38 --
Job 39 --
Job 40 --
Job 41 --
Job 42.
Series Title: Harvard theological studies, no. 61.
Responsibility: Kathryn Schifferdecker.
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