The book of Job: aesthetics, ethics, hermeneutics

Leora Batnitzky (Editor), Ilana Pardes (Editor)

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The Book of Job has held a central role in defining the project of modernity from the age of Enlightenment until today. The Book of Job: Aesthetics, Ethics and Hermeneutics offers new perspectives on the ways in which Job's response to disaster has become an aesthetic and ethical touchstone for modern reflections on catastrophic events. This volume begins with an exploration of questions such as the tragic and ironic bent of the Book of Job, Job as mourner, and the Joban body in pain, and ends with a consideration of Joban works by notable writers - from Melville and Kafka, through Joseph Roth, Zach, Levin, and Philip Roth.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin; Boston
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages226
ISBN (Electronic)311033383X, 3110338793, 3110393980, 9783110333831, 9783110338799
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NamePerspectives on Jewish texts and contexts
PublisherDe Gruyter
Volumevolume 1

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