Date of Award

1-1-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Religious Studies

First Advisor

ALISON SCHOFIELD

Abstract

The current study is an unusual reading of the book of Job with a focus on the intellectual transformation of Job. The reading is stimulated by Maimonides' theory of divine providence and facilitated by Eliade's theory of hierophany. The sequence of reading follows a reorganized order and is divided into three parts: the speeches of Job and his friends, the Lord's speech, and the comparison of Job before and after the Lord's speech. The study ends with a suggestion that the experience of Job's intellectual transformation corresponds to the experience of the Buddha's enlightenment. The reading ignores the enigmatic issues discussed in the book of Job and follows a new perspective of reading it as a whole. The fruit of the study is the suggestion of seeing the Buddha in the book of Job through Maimonides' theory of divine providence and Eliade's theory of hierophany.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

HOI SHAN CHONG

File size

47 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Regional studies

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