1 Section for the Study of Religion, Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 School of Culture and Society - Department of the Study of Religion, School of Culture and Society, Arts, Aarhus University3 School of Culture and Society - Department of the Study of Religion, School of Culture and Society, Arts, Aarhus University
Abstract: Rereading René Girard's book "Job - the Victim of his People" 20 years after its initial appearance in French, the reader encounters not only the interesting phenomenon of an approach to a central Biblical book from "outside" traditional scholarly Bible exegesis which none the less arrives in part at conclusions similar to those of "professional" exegesis, in part at insights traditionally beyond it. But in addition, the book is found to anticipate prevalent trends in recent anthropology and religious studies, first and foremost the focus on cognition.
Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift, 2007, Issue 70, p. 49-63
Girard, Jobs Bog, offer, kognition; Girard, Book of Job, sacrifice, cognition.