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Announcing a New SBS Meetup -- "Book of Job: Modern Relevance"

From: Frank B.
Sent on: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 4:01 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Secular Bible Study!

What: The Book of Job: Modern Relevance

When: Tuesday, January 11,[masked]:00-9:00 PM

Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, 2511 Taylor Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 44418. We will meet in Trinity's Church East Room (back blue door, up) OR its Education Bldg Lounge (glass & wood doors, down) -- see note on blue door! :)

The Book of Job may be the first written book of the Bible, older than Genesis. It has been called the most profound and literary work of the entire Old Testament. The Book of Job is a poetic attempt to do no less than address the problem of evil in the world ?- the problem of reconciling the existence of human suffering and injustice with the existence of a loving and just God.

In Summer 2010's "The Book of Job," SBS attendees discussed with Lee Snetting, our speaker-moderator, what insights the author of the Book of Job was trying to convey to us about our human condition; the role of suffering and despair, temptation, fidelity, and providence; and the role of human understanding and forgiveness.

In December 2010's Part II, "Book of Job -- Continuing Conversations," Lee guided our discussion of how religious and non-religious attendees viewed Job's timeless problem of the responsibility for and purpose of human suffering.

In 2011's Part III, "The Book of Job: Modern Relevance," Lee will guide SBS's discussion of the lessons that modern philosophers, thinkers and society are taking from the tale of Job.

Don't miss SBS's Conversation on the Modern Implications of The Book of Job!

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