Authorcast #125: Michael Austin, Revisting Re-reading Job May 29 2020
Show description: Michael Austin, author of Re-Reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World's Greatest Poem, discusses common misperceptions about the story of Job, how it fits into the Persian poetry tradition, what the story was trying to teach, and how we can relate the story to our modern times.
Michael Austin is the author of several books including Buried Treasures: Reading the Book of Mormon Again for the First Time, Re-reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World’s Greatest Poem, and is the co-editor of The Mormon Image in Literature series. Mike blogs at By Common Consent and serves as the board chair for Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.
Re-reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World's Greatest Poem
“Austin’s focus on the big picture serves as a helpful introduction to deeper study of Job.” — Jason Kerr, Studies in the Bible and Antiquity
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