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The Trial Of Job: Orthodox Christian Reflections On The Book Of Job

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"The book of Job 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 by seems so comfortably distant; or perhaps because he seems so frightfully close. What Fr. Patrick Reardon achieves wit ...more
Paperback, 107 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Ancient Faith Publishing
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Chris Heren
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of the best "takes" on Job that I have read - I will be picking up other works by Fr. Reardon because of this text. He beautifully addresses key existential concerns regarding the status of Job and God's justice, as well as how Job points to Christ in ways that at times might have slipped by even the most careful reader.

Excellent example of understanding a text "with the mind of the fathers."
Debbi
Feb 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
Its been a long time since I've read the entire book of Job. I enjoyed having this study guide to work along side with the book. Excellent commentaries by Fr. Patrick. However, if you're looking for something really in depth you may want to look elsewhere. This is more of a chapter by chapter overview, but still, it is quite helpful.
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It was fairly simple a
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Dec 15, 2007 rated it really liked it
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A solid exegesis of that troubling book, Job. Presents the understanding of the ancient Church of this document.
Fr. Ted
Dec 16, 2010 rated it it was ok
It was OK. An easy read. Each chapter is a summary of a chapter from the book of Job. I've read other things on Job, so this had no real revelations.
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Nice short chapters on each of the chapters of Job. Job is a book that I've struggled with, and I appreciated Father Patrick's insights and comments about the book.
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Patrick Henry Reardon is pastor of All Saints' Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois, and a senior editor of Touchstone magazine.

Father Patrick was educated at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY), St. Anselm's College (Rome), The Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome), and St. Tikhon's Orthodox Seminary (South Canaan, PA).

He has authored many books including: Christ in the Psalms,
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