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The Book of Job : Aesthetics, Ethics, Hermeneutics

The Book of Job has held a central role in defining the project of modernity from the age of Enlightenment until today. This volume provides new perspectives on its reception: What makes it such a prominent text in modern literature, music, theater, and thought? Why has Job's response to disaster become a touchstone for modern reflections on catastrophic events? How can aesthetic inquiries change our perception of religious texts and experience?