Do Christians Love God for Naught? Job and the Possibility of “Disinterested” Faith

Jason Mahn

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2011

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

The question of whether Job serves God for naught comes back to haunt all Christians. Do we serve God for the rewards (that is, for our sake) or do we serve God for “nothing” (that is, for the sake of God and the other). Can we worship God truly—that is, in Meister Eckhart’s phrase, without a why or a wherefore?

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