Rabbi Harold Kushner spoke at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis in October 2012 about his latest book, 'The Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person.'
Kirkus Reviews calls it "a current, accessible examination of a difficult and wondrous jewel of world literature."
Chapter by chapter, with homilies, asides, jokes and bits of his personal history, the author considers the familiar story of the good man, bereft of all that he values because of Satan's challenge to God. In reviewing the three cycles of the poem in which friends fail to console or comfort Job, great theological debates proliferate. How should an innocent victim conduct himself? Is there really divine punishment and reward? Is there justice in Godly governance?
Kushner joined The Daily Circuit to discuss his latest book.