"Faith means taking the things of the world in a certain manner. In contrast to stoicism, it means taking them as blessed, just as Job blesses the Lord who gives and takes. But how can a man as afflicted as Job is, nevertheless affirm the inexhaustible meaning of the particulars around him...? Job's capacity to maintain a faithful vision is put on trial. We can conceive this trial as a battle between two competing frames or visions for understanding suffering and affliction. The battle takes place on many fronts, between Job and his friends; between Job and the Lord; within Job himself; and within us as we read this unsettling, inconvenient scripture..."
- Edward Mooney