Job as a Theologian of the Cross

Diane Jacobson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2011

Issue: Job (Vol. 31, No 4, Fall, 2011)

Through his odd encounter with God, Job is transformed from an earlier worldview, shared by his friends, that suffering is related to behavior, to what will later be called a theology of the cross, within which Job speaks truthfully to God rather than protectively about God.

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