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Response Paper on the Book of Job
Religion and Theology
Pages 3 (753 words)
Title: Response Paper on the Book of Job Name: Professor: Institution: Course: Date: Evidently, the interpretive introduction by Mitchell’s was rewarding. Stephen looks at the work on literary conditions, in the setting of a like writings in other cultures and faith.
How about the contrast between God’s introductory picture, and the far more terrifying and resplendent one of the windstorm later on in the book? The author indicates that there are 2 dissimilar realities at work. The change from one to the other is indicated by the change to poetry from narrative (Mitchell, 1992). The introduction sketches out the ancient legend Job, a legend which was believably in existence for hundreds of years prior to the writing of this version. James speaks of this Job in the New Testament where he says, “Your ears have heard of Job’s patience.” It has little similarity to the risking, ranting, fiercely impatient Job in the poetry. It is almost like the writer spells out a model of the ancient legend, only then to analyze it an entirely more searching and different mode of the poem, going back in the concluding chapter to the narrative which brings us back to the world. By saying the authors approach is literary, I mean that he approaches the text via a mixture of archetypal and psychoanalytical criticism. For example, he at times talks in terms of superego and ego, proposing that Job is full of anxiety at the initial parts of the book, and fear motivates his righteousness. ...
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