Kierkegaard and the Book of Job: Theodicy or Doxology?

Timothy Polk

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2011

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

Reading Job—as Kierkegaard does—in its canonical shape and in accord with the classical Christian rule of faith makes it not a treatise on theodicy but an ordeal of innocent suffering in which the power of the curse finally cannot prevail against the work and wonder of praise.

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