"There was a man in the land of Uz, whose narre was
Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one
that feared God, and eschewed evil."
With insight and illumination from today's most acdaimed writers and scholars, the Riverhead Sacred Text series has been specially designed to guide the modem reader through the ancient books of the Bible. This edition of The Book of Job includes the King James version, with commentary by Thomas Moore.
The Book of Job is considered the most challenging and controversial text of Western religion. Its simple yet powerful story—of a good and pious man inflicted with terrible pain and suffering—raises basic questions of faith that, to this day, resonate deeply within us. Now in this special Riverhead edition, Thomas Moore, the author of Care of the Soul, offers his unique perspective on one of the most central tales ,of the Bible. Combining Jungian theory, archetypal mythology, and modern psychology, he casts a light of new meaning and understanding upon the human condition itself—and on our own personal experience in the world today.
Thomas Moore is the New York Times bestselling author of Care of the Soul, Soul Mates, The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life, and many other works. He lectures on mythology and the arts in the U.S. and abroad. He lived as a monk in a Catholic religious order for twelve years, and has degrees in theology, musicology, and philosophy.