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Job: Comedy Of Justice

byRobert A. Heinlein

Mass Market Paperback | October 12, 1985

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After he firewalked in Polynesia, the world wasn't the same for Alexander Hergensheimer, now called Alec Graham. As natural accidents occurred without cease, Alex knew Armageddon and the Day of Judgement were near. Somehow he had to bring his beloved heathen, Margrethe, to a state of grace, and, while he was at it, save the rest of the world ....
Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Missouri in 1907, and was raised there. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929, but was forced by illness to retire from the Navy in 1934. He settled in California and over the next five years held a variety of jobs while doing post-graduate work in mathematics and physics at the University o...
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Title:Job: Comedy Of JusticeFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 6.8 × 4.2 × 1.1 inPublished:October 12, 1985Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun book I read this book and it seemed so different from any of the other books I read by the author to this point. But it was a fun book.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Theology and fiction. It took me a long long time to recognize this book as satire. I'm used to satire making me laugh (ala Pratchett, or Leacock), and I didn't laugh once reading Job. We all know the story of Job, a man who never lost faith no matter what the devil did to him. You could think of this book as a modernization of the biblical story. But where the bible concentrates on the disasters and the strength of Job's fate, Heinlein concentrates on the questions Job would be asking, and the worrying that would take place due to theological inconsistencies. To make sure that we understand these inconsistencies in the Judeo-Christian world view, we are given a love interest who is a Pagan who asks even more pointed questions. The views of Heaven and Hell are somewhat pedestrian, and the view of the Devil as being more compassionate that Yaweh is bound to offend believers. However, the theology that the main character ponders is, pointedly, consistent with "middle of the road" christianity as practiced today. A well written book that asks many questions worth asking.
Date published: 2001-03-05