This edition: The Book of Job
When innocent people suffer difficult circumstances, does that deny the concept of a just God? Discussion focuses on the knotty philosophical question of theodicy and on Job's personal evolution from despair to faith. How does orthodoxy, in whatever form, keep one from an authentic pursuit of meaning?
Featured interviews: Rabbi Harold Kushner, the author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, and Professor David Clines (University of Sheffield), who authored a critical text on the Book of Job