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Book Discussion – “Job & Oedipus: Evil, Affliction, and Scapegoating”

The existence of evil and suffering by the good is one of the eternal questions of life. In the Hebrew Bible and literature of the ancient Greeks, nowhere is this problem projected in greater starkness than the Book of Job and the Oedipus Rex. For the final Book Club meeting of this year, Professor of English Dr. Jeremy Larson will lead a discussion of these two great works. To better understand the similarities and differences in these stories, we will also look at an essay by Catholic philosopher René Girard. For more information, links to suggested readings, and a link to participate by Zoom, click “Learn More” to see the Book Club webpage.

Location: Library - Conference Room 115 & Zoom

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, & Alumni

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