A Study day on the Book of Job
January 27, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
About the Day
We all know the story of Job – or do we?
We probably know the basic story as told in the first two and last Chapters of the book, the basic premise of which is a wrestling match between God and Satan over the character of Job. But the real meat of the book is found in the 39 chapters in between, a wrestling match between the theologies of good and evil, and how we are rewarded and punished. Although this book is some 2,500 years old many of the questions it raises about the suffering of those seemingly good are still asked by people today. So what is the answer? Will we find it in Job, or do we need to look beyond this Old Testament book to salvation revealed in Jesus? The day will look at the issues raised by Job and see if we can come any nearer than he did to finding a solution to them. The day will end with a chance to listen to Job by Vaughan Williams, illustrated with the William Blake drawings that inspired the music.