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Divine Irony Glenn Stanfield Holland

Divine Irony

Glenn Stanfield Holland

Published August 31st 2009
ISBN : 9781575910321
Hardcover
184 pages
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This study develops the idea of irony as the product of the divine point of view through a selective survey of Greek and Israelite religious literatures, including Oedipus, Orestes, and The Bacchae, as well as the Exodus story and the Lords answerMoreThis study develops the idea of irony as the product of the divine point of view through a selective survey of Greek and Israelite religious literatures, including Oedipus, Orestes, and The Bacchae, as well as the Exodus story and the Lords answer to Job. A discussion of Socrates considers the divine origins of his irony, and includes an assessment of Kierkegaards theory of irony. Paul the apostle is discussed as an author whose use of irony in his letters to Corinth arises specifically from the contrast between Gods foolishness and human wisdom.