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Religions 2019, 10(2), 77; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10020077

The Book of Job as a Thought Experiment: On Science, Religion, and Literature

Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7, Canada
Received: 17 December 2018 / Revised: 16 January 2019 / Accepted: 18 January 2019 / Published: 24 January 2019
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Abstract

This paper presents a philosophical critique of the proposal that the Book of Job is a theological thought experiment about divine providence. Eight possible objections are entertained. They guide the discussion of the proposal. It is concluded that the proposal has more merits than perils. View Full-Text
Keywords: metaphilosophy; metatheology; Biblical hermeneutics; evil; literary cognitivism; fiction; revelation metaphilosophy; metatheology; Biblical hermeneutics; evil; literary cognitivism; fiction; revelation
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