Dr Churnai advises us not to read the book of Job in terms of the too narrowly focused theology of divine retribution. She argues that the other face of God, his grace, is not to be lost sight of. An engaging, important Asian contribution to Old Testament scholarship.
Takamitsu Muraoka, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Biblical Philology,
Dr Churnai has presented an insightful, masterful study of a book that both tantalizes and defies platitudes. By extension, she gives also a word of hope to all who wrestle with similar issues.
Henry Rowold, DTh
International Research Emeritus Professor,
With penetrating insight and sensitivity to the book’s literary structures, Churnai shifts the focus away from the principles of retributive justice that hold Job’s friends’ reality together. This excellent study is a must read not only for exegetes but also for systematicians and those dedicated to pastoral care.
Rev Robert A. Kolb, PhD
Professor of Systematic Theology,
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1
- The Thesis
- Current Scholarship Pertaining to the Thesis
- The Research in the Context of Current Scholarship
- The Methodological Procedure to Be Employed
- The Application in Thai Context