The Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg
Artist: William Blake
September 11, the anniversary of the most traumatic national event in our lifetimes, falls on a Sunday this year, and that got Katie and Christine and me to thinking about all the evil and malice in God’s good creation.
The Book of Job from the Hebrew Bible is sometimes called a theodicy—a defense, or apologia, or explanation, of God’s management of God’s own creation.
The Book of Job belongs with Dante’s Divine Comedy and Milton’s Paradise Lost as the three greatest spiritual epics in western literature, so we will be looking this fall at Job—The Wizard of Uz.
|September 4||Job 1:1–5||Job|
|September 11||Job 1:13–22; 2:9–10||Sidites|
|September 18||Job 1:6–2:8||Satan|
|September 25||Job 2:11–3:10||Job’s Friends|
|October 2||Job 33:12–33||Elihu|
|October 9||Job 40:15–24||Behemoth|
|October 16||Job 41||Leviathan|
|October 23||Job 38||God|