The Trial of Job: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Book of Job

The Trial of Job: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Book of Job

by Patrick Henry Reardon
     
 
The Book of Job has always constituted essential and formative reading about the ways of the soul. This has always been the conviction of the spiritual classics through the centuries. Yet, for some reason, the figure of Job is elusive to us possibly because he seems so comfortably distant; or perhaps because he seems so frightfully close.

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Overview

The Book of Job has always constituted essential and formative reading about the ways of the soul. This has always been the conviction of the spiritual classics through the centuries. Yet, for some reason, the figure of Job is elusive to us possibly because he seems so comfortably distant; or perhaps because he seems so frightfully close.

Fr. Patrick Reardon renders Job comprehensible (to those who are lay readers of Scripture), tangible (to those who have not yet tasted the way of darkness and despair), and accessible (to those who have already experienced any form of brokeness and broken-heartedness). Ultimately, all of us identify with one or another aspect of Job's life. As life inevitably informs and as this book intuitively confirms, one cannot sing Psalms without having read Job!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888212723
Publisher:
Conciliar Press
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.26(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Henry Reardon is the author of Christ in the Psalms (Conciliar Press 2000), Christ in His Saints (Conciliar Press 2004). He is pastor of All Saints' Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois, and a senior editor of Touchstone Magazine.He has written more than 500 articles, editorials, and reviews, published in Books and Culture, Touchstone, and more.

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