God Trauma and Wisdom Therapy: A Commentary on Job

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5.83 X 8.58 X 0.71 inches | 0.74 pounds

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About the Author
Norman C. Habel is Professorial Fellow in the Centre for Theology, Science and Culture at Flinders University of South Australia.

Norman Habel is a long-running authority on the book of Job with all its difficulties. Now he reads the book again, making good use of his vast learning. He rereads Job through the lens of trauma so that the book in his hands draws very close to our current society in crisis. His attention to trauma is no passing fad; it is, rather, letting our current context be connected to this most awesome of all biblical books. The end result, for many readers, will be a most helpful impetus toward a new practical theology that aims at therapeutic transformation. --Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

With acute sensitivity to the devastating effects of trauma, Habel proves yet again to be an insightful guide to and through the book of Job. Habel brings decades of skill as an interpreter of Job into conversation with studies on the psychic, social, and theological consequences of traumatic experiences. For all who have suffered trauma or know others who have, Habel artfully presents the book of Job as a profound therapeutic and spiritual resource for responding to, working through, and ultimately healing from the consequences of catastrophic trauma. --Davis Hankins, Appalachian State University