Season 2, Episode 2
Episode 2, presented in collaboration with the Philosophical Research Society (PRS), explores the Book of Job, the biblical text which tells the story of a man who experiences great personal loss. The book has served as a source of contemplation about the nature of life and death, as inspiration for the creation of a variety of artistic works, and as a departure point for theological debates.
Dr. Greg Salyer, President of PRS, takes us through the text, discussing its structure and content, as well as the ways in which it has been interpreted and how those interpretations may have, at times, obscured or misrepresented its meaning. In addition, he illuminates the book's relationship to fundamental human questions about existence.
Read the transcription for "The Book of Job."
Hosted by Aaron Henne
Scholarship provided by Greg Salyer, PhD
Edited by Mark McClain Wilson
Story editing by Clay Steakley with Aaron Henne and Julie A. Lockhart
Featuring the voices of Joshua Wolf Coleman, Perry Daniel, Joe Jordan, Julie A. Lockhart, Clay Steakley, Diana Tanaka, Rebecca Rasmussen, Jonathan C.K. Williams, and Mark McClain Wilson
Theme music composed by Michael Skloff and produced by Sam K.S.
Transcription by Dylan Southard
"The Book of Job" Learning Resources
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Read The Book of Job
Also referenced in the episode:
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Carl Jung's Answer to Job
Exercises For Educators:
"The Book of Job" for Youth Learners (PDF)
"The Book of Job" for Adult and Teen Learners (PDF)
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