The enigmatic Book of Job raises universal questions about the origins and purpose of suffering---and God's relationship to the cause of the anguish and those who endure it. Chase probes this difficult book to expose the themes of theodicy, divine justice, and godly power that challenge---and ultimately affirm---Job's faith in God. 208 pages, hardcover from Westminster John Knox.
The book of Job, an enigmatic but powerful book in the Old Testament canon, raises universal questions about suffering and God's relationship to both the cause of the anguish and those who endure it. The ideas and questions of theodicy, divine justice, and divine power that arise and challenge Job's life still resonate with our lives today. Chase's commentary in the Belief series not only wrestles with the issues raised by the text, but it also probes the depths of spiritual theology in the book of Job.
Steven Chase is Studium Scholar at Saint Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota. He has taught at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan and is the former President of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. He is the author of a number of books, including Nature as Spiritual Practice, Contemplation and Compassion, and The Tree of Life: Models of Christian Prayer.