The History of Literature 2A – The Book of Job (Bonus Episode)


Why does an all-good, omnipotent God permit pain and suffering among the innocent? Jacke Wilson takes a look at the masterful Book of Job.


One thought on “The History of Literature 2A – The Book of Job (Bonus Episode)

  1. I don’t find Job particularly satisfying. Basically, God never answers Job’s question, apparently too embarrassed to admit the “why” is just a wager with Satan. Carl Jung also wrote a treatise on Job, but I didn’t find that edifying, either. In “Time Bandits,” Kevin asks the Supreme Being, “Why does there have to be evil?” Kevin, unlike Job, gets a direct answer: “I think it has something to do with free will,” says the Supreme Being. And it does.


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