The Bible as Literature: The Book of Job
In the Book of Job, the main character suffers a number of terrible pains yet he never wavers in his
devotion to God, though his friends and family question his beliefs. The book challenges the reader
to examine his/her belief in the nature of evil in a world created by an all powerful and good God.
Please take a few moments to consider your beliefs on the nature of evil in our lives and answer the
following questions based on your own experiences and beliefs.
What is Good?
What is evil?
Do absolute good and evil exist?
Are only humans evil, or is there evil in nature?
How have you come to these opinions?