Comfort in the Whirlwind? Job, Creation, and Environmental Degradation

Sarah Stokes Musser

Article Type: Doctoral Essay Contest Essay

Publication Date: 7/1/2012

Issue: The Screen (Vol. 32, No 3, Summer, 2012)

While the book of Job does not ultimately answer the question of the righteous sufferer, it offers a critique of human manipulation of God and creation that should cause us to repent from our habits and practices of undisciplined management. This call to repentance is particularly urgent now that we have knowledge about the fragility of ecosystems and the disproportionate negative impact environmental calamities exact on the poor who are least responsible for them.

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