Spring 2017

Why Do the Innocent Suffer?

Listed in: Religion, as RELI-266


Joel Kaminsky (Section 01)


Many biblical texts question whether God consistently rewards the righteous and punishes the wicked. Prominent examples include Job, Ecclesiastes, and certain Psalms, but similar ideas occur in the Torah and the Prophets. While focusing most deeply on Job, this course will introduce students to an array of biblical and ancient Near Eastern texts, as well as some post-biblical and even modern literature, to illuminate the Hebrew Bible's discourse surrounding this issue.

Spring semester.  Visiting Professor Kaminsky.


Attention to Research, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing


2021-22: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2017