Possessions and Identity: Job’s Problems and Ours
AbstractRecent research undertaken in the fields of anthropology and consumer behavior indicates that possessions play an important role in the construction of identity. While it is tempting to view both the connection between possessions and identity and the problems this engenders as a recent phenomenon, the Book of Job also recognizes this connection and is cognizant of its problematic nature. While Job does not offer answers to our contemporary dilemmas of possession, the book highlights the nuances of the problem as they existed in its own time and place, with all characters offering different perspectives on how the connection should be understood and how one ought to live in consequence of this understanding. View Full-Text
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Pelham, A. Possessions and Identity: Job’s Problems and Ours. Religions 2016, 7, 78.
Pelham A. Possessions and Identity: Job’s Problems and Ours. Religions. 2016; 7(6):78.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pelham, Abigail. 2016. "Possessions and Identity: Job’s Problems and Ours." Religions 7, no. 6: 78.