HDS 1106

Job and the Problem of Suffering

Michael Coogan


An examination of the book of Job and its poetic treatment of the human condition. The course also considers other ancient Near Eastern texts that deal with the issue of evil in the world from a religious perspective, and later readings and retellings of Job by Blake, Frost, Jung, MacLeish, Fackenheim, and others.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Jewish Studies 170


0.50 credits
Fall 2012
Tue Thu 8:30am-10am
Rockefeller Hall Room 117

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • Jewish Studies
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None