The Book of Job According to Gutiérrez and Wiese

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The Book of Job According to Gutiérrez and Wiese
Elie Wiesel and Gustavo Gutiérrez analyses’ of the book of Job are paralleling at times yet very different throughout their pieces. Since Gustavo is a Christian and Wiesel is Jewish, their religious beliefs effect the way they analyze the book of Job. Another aspect that affects Elie’s and Gustavo’s writing pieces are their life experiences. In the book of Job, Job is really tested by God and has to overcome many struggles in his life given to him by Satan. Elie and Gustavo related to Job because they too have had many life struggles and questioned their faith the way Job did. Faith and personal experience is what allows Eli and Gustavo to find the important lesson they believe are worth explaining. The similarities between these two writers are the way they relate to Job through their life experiences. They are differences in their analysis are their religious beliefs. A similarity that I found between both writers was the way they feel about talking to God when they are going through a life struggle. To me this is very understandable and all humans do this. What separates God’s true followers are the ones who can get over the certain life struggle and still trust in God. Throughout this paper I will go into greater detail what lessons the authors draw from the Book of Job and how their analyses reflect their respective religious traditions. At the end I will determine whose take on Job was more convincing.
Job goes through a lot of serious and tough life struggles, more then one might have in their whole lifetime. Satan took away all of his earthly possessions and his children. He kills all of Job’s family except his wife, kills his servants and reduces his home to dust. 'Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return there; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the…...

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