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Contingency or Divine Justice: What Matters in Job’s Fate? Synchronic Perspectives on Prologue and Dialog in the Book of Job

Seminar Ev. Theologie, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Gaußstr. 20, 42119 Wuppertal, Germany
Religions 2019, 10(3), 149; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10030149
Received: 20 December 2018 / Revised: 16 February 2019 / Accepted: 22 February 2019 / Published: 1 March 2019
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This article deals with a synchronic reading of the book and investigates the history of ideas such as anthropology and cosmology. It highlights the various positions within the dialog and characterizes the prologue as a prefiguration of the contributions to the debate. Finally, it outlines the internal connection of prologue, dialog and epilog vis-à-vis divine justice and human fate. View Full-Text
Keywords: synchronic reading; anthropology; cosmology; fate; divine justice synchronic reading; anthropology; cosmology; fate; divine justice
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Wagner, T. Contingency or Divine Justice: What Matters in Job’s Fate? Synchronic Perspectives on Prologue and Dialog in the Book of Job. Religions 2019, 10, 149.

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